Exploding Mountains - Comparing and contrasting before and after volcano images, learners study lava flows, and describe locations of currently erupting volcanoes.
The Layered Earth- Learners correlate volcanic & seismic phenomena and create models of Earth's layered structure, seismographs & plate tectonic processes.
The Moving Plates and The Plate Motion Calculator - Learners use numeric representations to identify the positions and perform absolute/relative plate motion calculations using Internet resources.
Butter and Jelly Earth Layers - Using Digital Chisel, learners create
virtual and physical models of dynamic plate tectonic motions.
of Hot Spots - Learners study mantle convection and utilize image processing
techniques to determine sizes of geologic formations of Hawaii and Yellowstone
National Park from remote sensing data.
Investigating Earthquakes - Learners study recent seismograms, create seismograms, and locate earthquakes using Internet resources.
Plate Tectonics Paradigm - Learners use current satellite images to determine sea floor spreading rates, identify relationships between earthquake epicenters and sites of active volcanism, and create a scale model of the Earth's layered structure.
Assessment Items for Geosphere Activities