An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about volcanoes and places where their answers can be found.

The article Investigating volcanoes – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. How can we find out when volcanoes in Auckland last erupted?

Q. What would a volcanic eruption in Auckland be like?

Q. What happens to magma before it becomes lava?

Q. Do all volcanoes look and act the same?

Q. How can scientists use rocks to learn about what happened millions of years ago?

Q. Can one volcanic eruption trigger another volcano to erupt?

Q. Why do the volcanoes in Auckland look different to the volcanoes in the central North Island?

Q. Are earthquakes and volcanoes related? Does one cause the other?

Q. Why do scientists study the bottoms of lakes and swamps to learn about volcanic activity?

    Published 9 April 2010, Updated 15 October 2017