Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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Earth's surface constantly changes thanks to a variety of geological forces; in fact, Australia currently moves faster than GPS technology. Scholars connect the idea of continental drift to earthquakes and volcanoes with the help of an interactive map. They observe patterns in the locations of volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate boundaries. Discussion questions challenge individuals to apply higher order thinking skills in an engaging lesson.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Find the volcano, earthquake, and plate boundary located closest to your location
  • Add the full map to science journals
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes
  • Connects to more in-depth lessons on earthquakes and volcanoes individually
  • Provides background reading for the teacher or to share with students
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