Students will plot recent volcanic activity on a world map and look for relationships between volcanoes and plate boundaries.
- Analyze data for meaning
- Draw conclusions based on observations
One 45 minute class period.
- Computers with Internet access
- World map on which students have previously plotted the earthquakes
- Musical Plates journal/notebook OR
Student Activity 4 Worksheet
- Direct students to Core Activity 4 in the Student Activities of this project.
- After students have gone through the lesson on their own, have a group discussion centering on the major concepts of the lesson.
- Volcanic activity is linked to plate-tectonic processes.
- The majority of volcanic eruptions occur along plate boundaries such as the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American plate.
- The majority of earthquakes coincide with regions where there are active volcanoes particularly near continental coasts and mountain systems.
- The answers in the students' project
journals / notebooks OR worksheets can be used
for assessment (e.g. Are the answers complete,
accurate, and do they show an understanding of
the lesson concepts?).
The following instructions for Student Activity 4 are printed in the Student Activities section of this web site.