Original source of images and story : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511115/Volcanic-eruption-Pacific-Ocean-creates-new-island-coast-Japan.html
This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano. This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years.
Watch video of the eruption here:
Since teachers are constantly searching for ways to incorporate real-world events into the lives of their students (not to mention creative ways to address the new literacy standards), this would be a fantastic writing prompt for science! Possible topics for student examination could include:
- The effect on the ocean ecosystem around the eruption
- How an ecosystem begins from a barren environment (primary succession)