Discussion Questions Describehow plate tectonics is related to the formation of volcanoes. Which type of plate margin commonly forms volcanoes? Name one of the most popular volcanoes in the United States or the world. If you need assistance, review the Ring of Fire animation on the student Web site or http://nationalatlas.gov/dynamic/dyn_volcano.html. Discuss whether or not the volcano is active and how it has impacted the area. Reviewthe Volcanoes video link on the student Web site. What types of volcanic features are discussed? What caused these volcanic features? What do you think the future of the Hawaiian Islands are from the geologic point of view?