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The Parts of a Volcano
What is a Volcano? A volcano is a mountain that forms when magma reaches the surface of the Earth. Magma rises because it is less dense than the solid rock around it.
What are the parts of a Volcano?VENT- the vent is the opening from which lava flows. Dust, ash, and rock particles can also be thrown out of the vent!
2. Crater- the top of the volcano. It is a funnel shaped pit2. Crater- the top of the volcano. It is a funnel shaped pit. It is formed when the material explodes out of the vent!
3. Volcanic cone- is the pile of lava, dust, ashes, and rock around the vent. It can be found in different shapes!
Types of Volcanoes There are 3 types of Volcanoes: Shield Cinder ConeComposite They are classified by how they form.
Shield Volcano Is wide and somewhat flat.It forms from a quiet eruption. Lava flows out quietly and for great distances.
Cinder Cone Volcano Has tall, very steep sides.Has explosive eruptions. This eruption produces a lot of cinder and ash.
Composite Volcano Form from explosive eruptions.Produce a lot of lava and ash. Is small, with steep sides.
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