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Iceland - Geography



Iceland - Geography
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
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     challenging words:    explosion, lagoon, northernmost, natural, naturally, underground, ever, boiling, interesting, bears, seen, geography, quick, geyser, surface, truly
     content words:    In Iceland, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Iceland


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Iceland - Geography
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman
  

1     Have you ever seen an explosion? Don't be too quick to say no. Think about this: Have you ever seen a fireworks show? There are lots of explosions in a fireworks show. Explosions are really amazing. There's a lot of force and a lot of noise, right? Many explosions can be deadly. Some explosions happen naturally. For as long as the earth has been around, it has been making explosions. Volcanoes are one kind of natural explosions. Geysers are another.
 
2     Do you know what a geyser is? Like a volcano, a geyser is an explosion from underground. But geysers are made of water! All over the world, there is underground water. In some places, the earth's natural underground heat is close to this water. The heat boils the water, to many hundreds of degrees, and boom! The water explodes through vents out to the earth's surface. In Iceland, there are many geysers. In fact, Iceland invented the name for geysers. Many years ago, an exploding boiling spring was found in central Iceland. The locals gave it the name Geysir. From this name, all boiling springs around the world are called geysers.
 
3     It seems strange that a place called Iceland would have such hot water, doesn't it? Iceland is an island nation. It is located in the north Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest island in Europe. The weather in Iceland changes throughout the year. It is cold in the winter (but not so bad in the south), and warm and rainy all summer long.

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