Hawaiian Islands: Volcano Ages, Hotspots and Plate Motion

Initial Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in GeoMapApp
The ages of volcanic rocks along the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain are used to investigate speed of motion of the Pacific plate, to analyze the distinctive bend in the chain, and to consider the age data in the context of a hotspot model of formation.

Hawaii Hotspot: Annotated Teacher Edition (Microsoft Word 1.2MB Dec2 11)
Hawaii Hotspot: Student Handout (Microsoft Word 1.2MB Dec2 11)
Hawaii Hotspot: Student Answer Sheet (Microsoft Word 142kB Dec2 11)
Hawaii Hotspot: Learning Standards (Microsoft Word 93kB Mar22 12)
Hawaii Hotspot: Quiz 1 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Dec2 11)
Hawaii Hotspot: Quiz 2 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.7MB Dec2 11)