Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Parícutin: The Birth of a Volcano

In 1943, a volcano emerged out of a cornfield in Mexico. Smithsonian scientist William Foshag spent more than two years on site studying its growth, and he took video and many photos in the process. His field work and collections are still used today.

Smithsonian Institution video. (This video is silent.)

Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
Earth Science