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LIMA Challenge
Fall 2008 NASA Quest Challenge!




Proposal from:
4th, 5th Grade Science
School: West Hialeah Gardens Elementary
Teacher: Ms. Lindo

Proposal #1: Mount Takahe

Mount Takahe is a shield volcano.


 
image of proposed site

Its location is 76.2o S, 112oW, in the continent of Antarctica.
 

We picked Mount Takahe because of its interesting features.  It is a shield volcano.  It is covered with snow in Antarctica!  We wonder if it could erupt in such a cold place.  It also looked like an eye in the image.


We hypothesize that when it erupts it creates ice and it gets bigger.  We also think that when it erupts, steam and gasses make another layer of ice.  Shield volcanoes may be produced by hot spots that are far away from the edges of tectonic plates.  This is how the volcano cone is formed.  
 

If we explore Mount Takahe we could probably learn more about volcanoes because this volcano is in a cold place.  We could also learn more about geological features and how they are formed.  

 

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Last Updated: November 2008
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