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How can we plan ahead to protect life and property if Mt. Baker erupts?

Bellingham Schools Research Investigation

4th Grade

 

 

The City of Bellingham lies in the shadow of Mt. Baker, one of five active volcanoes in the state of Washington. The most recent volcanic activity at Mt. Baker occurred over 200 years ago, but there is always the possibility that it will erupt in the future. City planners in Bellingham want to prepare citizens for the possible eruption of Mt. Baker. They have created a budget for establishing safety measures that will reduce the devastating effects on life and property. The question they are asking you is . . .

How can we use what we know about volcanoes to plan ahead to preserve life and/or property in the event of a Mt. Baker Eruption?

 

 

 

 

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Research modules based on use of the
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