Katia Krafft
Katia's superpower: Katia has the power to control magma.
Get to know
Katia manifested her superpowers at the age of eleven. Team Remarkablz recruited her and provided special training. She became one of the bravest, if somewhat reckless, members of the team. This comic book cover is hiding a few hidden treasures that relate back to her life and work...
SCIENCE SUPERHERO
In this fact-file find out why we turned Katia into a Superhero and learn more about volcanoes
In June 1991, while filming eruptions at Mount Unzen (Japan), Katia and her Husband died along other scientists and journalists also covering the eruption.
The Krafft Medal is hidden on her belt. This is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to volcanology.
Katia Krafft was born on 17 April 1942
Full name: Catherine Joséphine Krafft
Born: 1942
Died: 1991
Occupation: Volcanologist
Katia Krafft was a French volcanologist. She was a pioneer in filming, photographing and recording volcanoes, often getting within
About Katia
TRUE IDENTITY
Find out more about Katia
Katia Krafft and her husband, Maurice Krafft, were known for being pioneers in recording volcanoes. Find out more about them in this short video.
feet of lava flows. She fell in love with volcanoes when she was a young girl. It is because of her that we have up-close footage and data, as well as a better understanding of active volcanoes today.
""I would always like to be near craters.. my face burned by the heat....."
Katia Krafft
WHAT'S A VOLCANOLOGIST?
Volcanologists are scientists who watch, record, and learn about volcanoes.
Video credit: National Geographic
What Do Volcanologists Do?
Find out how volcanologists collect lava samples From volcanoes.
Video credit: Insider
Facts: Volcanoes
Volcanoes aren't just cone shaped, they can also be wide plateaus, fissure vents or even dome shaped.
Volcanic eruptions can send ash up to 30km (17 miles) above the Earth's surface.
A volcano is an opening on the surface of a planet that allows material warmer than its surroundings to escape.
Why do Volcanoes Erupt?
DID YOU KNOW ?
About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes in this video.
How Many Volcanoes...?!
Video credit: Thinking Captain
Video credit National Geographic
Watch these scientists trying to determine the potential effects of introducing water into a pocket of magma.
What Happens when Magma Meets Water?
Video credit:National Geographic
The tallest volcano in the solar system is on Mars.
You can find volcanoes on the ocean floor.
YOU WILL NEED
Vinegar
A cup
STEP 1: Fill half your cup with water, add 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda and give it a good stir with your spoon until the bicarbonate of soda dissolves.

STEP 2: Add two drops of your food colouring and a big squirt of washing up liquid into the cup. Give it another stir.

STEP 3: Quickly pour in a quarter of a cup of vinegar and watch your volcanic eruption!
MAKE A VOLCANO
Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda)
Washing up liquid
Food colouring
A spoon and measuring cups
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