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We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world.
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VOLCANOES AND LAVA
Mt. Saint Helens will eventually grow back its lava dome. It is constantley errupting rebuilding its base. The composite volcanoes are also called strato volcanoes and are formed by layers of rock. The shield volcanoe is often shallow slopes at sides and is made from fluid lava. Cinder cones are steep conical hills that build down from a volcanic vent. Block lava moves slowly and are stronger and thicker. Pahoehoe lava is thin sheets of lava and are smooth fast flowing and thick. Aa lava flow is rough and animated with burst of energy

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