How Volcano Eruptions Affect Traffic

In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted at such a force it stopped air travel in the Northern Hemisphere. This once inactive volcano changed life in Iceland. The ash and smoke was so thick flights were canceled even into Northern Europe.

Teach your social studies classroom about active and inactive volcanoes, and how the ash and smoke from volcanic eruptions affect traffic and air travel. Discover the technology that enable scientists to track seismic activity and give warnings.

Download the Volcano social studies teaching resource below.