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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a cinder cone is the simplest type of volcano, built up out of lava deposits left by a single magma vent. When the vent blows lava into the air, fragments cool and solidify, falli... More »

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While there are many ways to make a model cinder cone volcano, one relatively simple way is using homemade salt dough or clay. A cinder cone volcano is a volcano of classic shape, where the steep sides have a relatively ... More »

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Scoria can be found in areas of the Earth where volcanic activity has occurred. Ranging in color from black to dark red, it is an igneous rock riddled with air bubbles. Scoria is created as gas escapes from a volcano and... More »

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The three major types of volcanoes are the cinder cone, the shield volcano and the stratovolcano. Each type differs in shape, size, erupted materials and eruption type. More »

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Paricutin is considered to be a scoria, or cinder, cone volcano. It stands at a height of 9,186 feet above sea level and has a lava field that covers an area of 10 square miles around it. As of 2014, it is the youngest W... More »

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Mount St. Helens is a cinder cone volcano that formed through the gradual accumulation of cinders and ash at the base of the mountain. Unlike a shield volcano, such as Mauna Loa in Hawaii, cinder cones can rise sharply f... More »

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The three types of volcanoes are shield, cinder cone and composite volcano. Volcanoes are created when heated, melted rock, magma rises to the surface of the Earth. The three types of volcanoes differ in the type of mate... More »

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