Distribution of Active Volcanoes Exercise
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This worksheet is intended to direct students working independently in a 6-week volcano exercise within an online geology course. The exercise consists of a series of questions plus helpful links and a map. The students collect and plot data, then interpret the results and answer questions about the geologic causes and the human effects of volcanic eruption. The exercise includes role-playing (individual) and a virtual field trip.
- Acquaint students with the distribution of volcanoes and its relationship to Earth's tectonic plates.
- Explain what hot spots are.
- Stress the different types of plate boundaries.
- Teach students about volcanoes as a geologic hazard.
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Interactive approaches to role-playing that involve volcanoes are: