Living near Volcanoes (or Fat Mothers Eat their Children)

We learnt why people live near volcanoes via the mnemonic 

Fat Mothers Eat Their Children

Which helps you remember 5 reasons people do this:

Fertile Soils – which means farmers can grow a lot of crops

Minerals – which means mining can be profitable

Electricity – the warm ground helps produce Geo-thermal energy

Tourism – obviously brings in money

Construction – good building materials can be got from the ground (like the minerals one really)

This video also explains this very clearly and in only a couple of minutes 🙂


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