Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Research article
15 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 15 Jul 2022

The imaginary eruption – volcanic activity through kids' eyes

Micol Todesco, Emanuela Ercolani, Flaminia Brasini, Delia Modonesi, Vera Pessina, Rosella Nave, and Romano Camassi

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Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Risk communication
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How do kids imagine the onset and outcome of a volcanic eruption? A workshop proposed for schools tries to answer this question by collecting stories and drawings done by kids (aged 6–13). The eruption they have in mind is an excellent starting point for building classroom conversations about volcanic risk and its mitigation. Concurrently, the workshop provided us with valuable hints to improve educational materials and lesson plans to account for kids’ knowledge and beliefs.
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