Seconds from Disaster A volcano is about to erupt! What should you do? Take on the role of scientists, local authorities and members of the public, and decide whether or not to evacuate. Developed in partnership with the British Geological Society. Suitable for Level 2 (P4-7) 10:00 / 11:45/ 13:00 (90mins) What will my pupils do in the workshop? Working from real accounts, pupils will take on the roles of the scientists, government and citizens of Montserrat to debate what they should do in the event of a volcanic eruption. Reflect on their role-play by listening to real stories from after the event and viewing captivating images of the eruption. Handle volcanic rocks and lava from Soufriere Hills Volcano Understand more about how scientists analyze risk, hazard and vulnerability. Follow up activities This workshop can be complemented by a visit to our Restless Earth gallery. Curriculum links SOC2-07bI can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster and discuss its impact on people and the landscape. SCN2-20aThrough research and discussion I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society. MNU2-20aHaving discussed the variety of ways and range of media used to present data, I can interpret and draw conclusions from the information displayed, recognising that the presentation may be misleading.