Icelandic Geology

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Your mission is …
-To put the pictures and captions you’ve been
given onto the map where you think they go.
-Write a paragraph explaining how Iceland was
formed.
-If you can (this bit is hard!), write down what you
think Iceland will be like in 1 million years.
Ice caps
Rocks younger than 0.7 million years old
Rocks 0.7-3.1 million years old
Rocks older than 3.1 million years old
Active and dormant volcanoes
                  Captions
• Fumaroles (an opening in the Earth’s surface
  that emits steam and other gases)
• Spreading Ridge (where two chunks of the Earth
  are moving apart allowing new rocks to come to
  the surface)
• Oldest rocks
• Youngest rocks
• Active Volcanoes
• Dormant Volcanoes
• Boiling mud pot (sort of fumarole or hot spring)
• Fissures (a volcanic vent that is not explosive)
Fumarole                     Mud pot




Table mountains made up of   Newest rocks covered in
layers of lava flows.        sulphurous deposits.
Seismograph showing an              Reykjavik-Capital City
earthquake that has just happened




Active volcano                      Primary coloniser

				
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