Musical Plates
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Student Enrichment Activity 1: Letter to the President
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NOTE: Your teacher will tell you to record your answers in your 'Musical Plates' journal/notebook OR on a separate piece of paper or computer document.

Now is the time to complete your mission and write a Letter to the President. If you need to reread your mission assigned by the president, you can return to the Preliminary Activity. You may also find it helpful to compare your answers to the hypotheses that you previously wrote either in your Musical Plates journal / notebook or on the student worksheet for the preliminary activity.

Your letter should include:

  • Where the most recent earthquakes are occurring and if they are more likely to occur in certain locations.
  • Whether or not there is any way to determine what parts of the world are most prone to them.
  • If there is there is a relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • What is causing the earthquakes.

NOTE: After completing this activity, you can publish your Letter to the President to the Student Gallery of this project. Ask your teacher for directions, and if your report is accepted for publication, you will be awarded an "Earthquake Expert" certificate.

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