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ConcepTest: Location of Volcanoes
Which one of these boundaries pictured in the diagrams below is least likely to have active volcanoes? A. a B. b C. c
Mapping Plate Tectonic Boundaries
Michael Kerwin, University of Denver
This activity asks students to explore a National Geographic map showing Earth's plate tectonic boundaries. The exercise lets the students examine relationships between plate tectonic boundaries and geologic ...
Learning Assessment #8 - Concept Map (2011)
Leslie Reid, University of Calgary; Michelle Speta, University of Alberta
An end of the term, in-class activity that challenges students to synthesize their understanding of the fundamental concepts taught over the course of the semester - plate tectonics, the rock cycle, geologic time ...
Exploring the Bay Area
Carla Grandy, City College of San Francisco
This assignment is a do-it-yourself field trip. Students are given the opportunity to visit a local geologic feature and learn something about the origins and evolution of that site.
Volcanoes Around the Globe
Mark Abolins, Middle Tennessee State University
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...
Earthquake Compare and Contrast Paper
Sarah "Sally" Zellers, University of Central Missouri
Students will write a research paper comparing the Sumatran (2004) and Tohoku (2011) tsunami generating earthquakes.
Creating Custom Map Images of Earth and Other Worlds
LuAnn Dahlman; Lou Estey, UNAVCO
DATA: Planetary images and geodesy data. TOOL: UNAVCO's Jules Verne Voyager Map Server. SUMMARY: Generate maps of Earth or any of 19 other planets and moons. Save and import images into presentations or reports.
Uncovering Plate Tectonics
Richard Busse GFW Middle School; Fairfax, Minnesota
This activity is a guided investigation into the process of plate tectonics and resulting features. It's a look at the resulting effects which we see as volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountains.
ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #11
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which location is near a hot spot? a. F b. B c. D d. M
ConcepTest: Tectonic Map #5
Examine the map and answer the question that follows. What is the largest type of volcano that is present near C and D? a. stratovolcano b. cinder cone c. shield volcano