Online Activity 3

Chemeketa Community College GEO 142 Online Activity 3 Web Site


  • Watch the video linked below. This is a documentary about Mt. St. Helens. There is a youtube link, as well as an mp4 download link.
  • Part I. Students write an essay about the 1980 eruption discussing the timeline of events that led to the eruption, the eruption itself, volcanic activity during the decades after the eruption, and the recovery following the eruption. The students should write the essay using a word processor. The essay should be two to three pages long, double spaced, and with the font: Times New Roman, size 12. The students will email the essay to the instructor. The essay is worth 10 points.
  • Part II. Log in to BlackBoard for this class. Click on Content Area. Click on the Forum, “Online Activity 3.” Click on “Create Thread.” Submit a discussion thread where you list three of the most interesting things that you learned from the video. Use an introduction sentence and a conclusion sentence. This thread is worth 5 points.
  • Part III. Read the other students’ discussion threads. Take notes. Comment on one thread by creating a “Post” on that thread. Tell the student an interesting thing that you learned. Please choose a subject that is different from the material in the original thread. This post is worth 5 points.
  • This Online Activity is due before our next in class meeting.


Video File
Either watch the online video or download the file on your own. The file is large, but it is in better resolution. One may want to also download the digital presentation (linked above) and look at this while they watch the video (if the video is difficult to read, the digital presentation has higher resolution and may be easier to read).

Here are embedded videos of the above mp4 files.

Before, During, and After the eruption Video:

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