- How the internal processes taking place in the Earth causes the crust to change?
- How do internal changes under the Earth's surface cause cause volcanic eruptions and build mountains?
- How to forces beneath the Earth's surface cause earthquakes and how do geologists record their intensity?
Continental Drift, Pangaea, Fossil, Earthquake, Epicenter, S Wave, Surface Wave, Mercalli Scale, Richter Scale, Magnitude, Seismograph, Volcano, Magma, Lava, Ring of Fire, Dormant, Seismic Waves, Pressure, Crust, Mantle, Lithosphere, Asethenosphere, Outer Core, Inner Core, Stress, Tension, Compression, Shearing, Mid-Ocean Ridge, Dee-Ocean Trench, Subduction, Plate, Scientific Theory, Plate Tectonics, Fault, Convergent Boundary, Transform Boundary
Students are to create a Quizlet word list and print the "glossary", stapling it in their notebook. This is a large assignment and should be completed over time. Some of theseterms come from the Delta Science program on rocks and minerals. Those terms are in the .pdf file below.
Plate Tectonics Project
Follow the "How do you think?" project instructions explain How the internal processes taking place in the Earth causes the crust to change?
Flipped Assignment: Read "Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics" in Inside Earth, pp. 82-85
Guiding Question: Where are most of the wold's volcanoes located? How do hot spots form?
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Lab/Activity Set-up: Copy the lab/activity procedure, observation section, analysis, and conclusion sections. Do not copy what is written in red. Be neat, use a ruler, pen, highlighter (if necessary). Skip lines after each question. All lab/activity work must be done in pencil.
Use this link to access vulcanism, an interactive site. Answer the questions below in your notebook.
Analysis & Conclusion:
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What is a volcano?
Volcanoes occur all over the world; however, they occur more often in some locations. Where are volcanoes more likely to occur and what is the explanation for these patterns?
Compare the volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi and Mount Rainier. For each one, identify its type, how it was formed, and its location in terms of plate boundaries. Are there any volcanoes in your state? If so, are they active, dormant, or extinct? What volcano erupted most recently in the U.S.?
The name of any rock is determined by what it is made of and how it is formed. Igneous rocks always start as magma. What is the difference between the two major types of igneous rocks?
Give the name of the two major types and explain how each is formed into a solid rock.
Assignment: Write an answer to the guiding questions in your notebook. Use the terms volcano, magma, lava, ring of fire, hotspot. Highlight these terms