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ConcepTest: Western U.S. Volcanoes and Earthquakes #2
The map below shows the plate configurations along the western margin of North America. At which of the locations would we be most likely to find the epicenters for deep (e.g. 300 km) earthquakes? a. A b. B c. C d. ...
ConcepTest: Western U.S. Volcanoes and Earthquakes #3
The map below shows the plate configurations along the western margin of North America. Near which of the locations would we be most likely to find a strike-slip fault? a. A b. B c. C d. D e. E
ConcepTest: Western U.S. Volcanoes and Earthquakes #4
The map below shows the plate configurations along the western margin of North America. Five million years in the future, sites represented by which pair of letters will NOT have moved closer together? a. A & C ...
Writing to Support the Theory of Plate Tectonics
DATA: Topography, EQs, volcanoes, seafloor ages. TOOL: Browser, Learning with Data CD-ROM. Examine and interpret images to write a paper supporting the Theory of Plate Tectonics.
Historical Volcanic Eruptions
Jeffrey Nunn, Louisiana State University
Students are asked to individually research and write a paper on a historical volcanic eruption and then are formed into groups to create a 10 minute stand-alone PowerPoint presentation which is shown and discussed ...
What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...
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A Kinesthetic Demonstration for Locating Earthquake Epicenters
John Keyantash, California State University-Dominguez Hills
A kinesthetic activity for students to understand the technique for locating the epicenter of an earthquake. It is performed indoors and outdoors in three lessons.
Student-centered Experiments on Earthquake Occurrence Using the Seismic/Eruption Program
Jeffrey Barker, SUNY at Binghamton
Students select their own region of interest and interrogate the earthquake catalog to obtain quantitative data on the rate of occurrence of earthquakes of various magnitudes within their chosen region.
Robert Filson, Green River Community College
Students collaborate on the history and hazards of two volcanoes based on deposits from the two mountains. Appropriate for introductory students.
Fire and Ice: Identify and compare volcanic and glacial features on land and seafloor.
Bathymetry and topography are used to identify and compare glacial and volcanic features of the Sand Point area, Alaska.