Read the BBC News in pictures article on the current eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, possibly the most active volcano on earth.
Suggested student tasks
A video of the current eruption from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano and further details are available here. This article could be used with KS4 students or more able KS3 students.
This USGS image from the 1990 eruption could also be used as a starter image to generate discussion. The lack of panic from the people gives a useful indication as to the slow speed of the lava flow. It also shows an attempt to stop the lava flow by cooling with water.