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        The Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Helens

        In May of 1980 Mount St. Helens grabbed the world’s attention by putting on a volcanic display never before witnessed in modern times. Today, it still fascinates millions. People from around the globe are drawn to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. KSPS's St. Helens: Out of the Ash provides eyewitness accounts of the volcanic eruption at Moutn St. Helens and explores the effects of the eruption and the changes that have occurred to the mountain and its surrounding areas ever since. 

        Teach students vocabulary related to volcanoes, the different types and features of volcanoes, and the geological and societal effects of volcanic eruptions with these video segments and accompanying learning gudie. Visit KSPS Education for additional educator resources.

        St. Helens - Overview

        An overview of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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        St. Helens - Eruption warnings

        The warning signs of the volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens and the precautions residents and city officials took.

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        St. Helens - The eruption – multiple perspectives

        First-hand accounts of the volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens.

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        St. Helens - Mudflows, tidal waves, and landslides

        The volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens produced mud-flows, tidal waves, and landslides.

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        St. Helens - Effect on towns and individuals

        The volcanic eruption caused loss of personal property and loss of human life.

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        St. Helens - History preservation

        A national volcanic monument is established at Mount St. Helens for history preservation and scientific exploration.

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        St. Helens - Study of future eruptions

        What scientists have learned about volcanoes from studying the volcanic monument at Mount St. Helens.

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        St. Helens - The Future

        How technology will continue to help scientists study Mount St. Helens and future volcanic eruptions.

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