Types of Volcanoes
The Earth has several types of volcanoes in order to let off steam once in a while. Sometimes it can get a little explosive.
Types of volcanoes
Composite cone volcanoes are cone-shaped volcanoes. Also known as ‘stratovolcanoes’ or ‘composite volcanoes.’ Layers of lava, ash, and rock collected over time around them and build them up. Composite cone volcanoes are what we often picture when we think about what a volcano looks like. These volcanoes can reach great heights of 8,000 feet or more! Some examples of a cone composite volcano are Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.
Cinder cone volcanoes are typically found on the flanks of other volcanoes. Also known as pyroclastic cones, as the name suggests they are made up of cinder. These volcanoes form either with one single eruption or over time from smaller eruptions. The shield volcano Mauna Kea has 100 cinder cone volcanoes branching off of it. Cerro Negro is one of the most active known cinder cone volcanoes in the world.
Other Volcanic Phenomenon
Other Great Resources:
Slideshow on Volcano Types: https://study.com/academy/lesson/types-of-volcanoes-shield-cinder-cones-composite-cones.html
Great Video on Volcano Types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Yd-XzMcO4
Short NatGeo Overview on Volcanoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZp1dNybgfc
Fissure Vent Facts by Kiddle: https://kids.kiddle.co/Fissure_vent