The explosively dangerous eruptions of volcanoes are always a sight to behold. As visually dazzling as they can be, volcanoes also play a very important role in the creation of land formations around the world. In All About Volcanoes, children will learn the ins and outs of these lava-spewing mountains, examining their anatomy while learning about three major types: shield, cinder cone and composite volcanoes. A visit to Mammoth Mountain in California focuses on the signs that this dormant volcano may be coming to life, while an informative, hands-on activity demonstrates how a volcano erupts by building a useful model. Part of the Earth Science for Children DVD Series. A teacher's guide is available online. 23 minutes. Grades K to 4.