Introduction


California Volcanoes

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Volcanoes
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Subject:
Science

Topic or Unit of Study: Earth Sciences

Grade/Level: 6-12


Objective: Students will be able to find the latitude and longitude of Volcanoes located in the state of California.


Summary:
This activity will allow students to become familiar with the location of volcanoes in California. In addition students will review their abilities to plot locations based on the longitude and latitude.



IMPLEMENTATION


Learning Context:
This is a pre-activity for the students to use before they embark on the Movers and Shakers webquest.


Procedure:
1. Students will be given a California map complete with lines of longitude and latitude.

2. Students will then use the their computers to access the web page VolcanoWorld Volcano index to locate volcanoes in the state of California.

3. Students will then plot the locations of these volcanoes on their California maps based on their longitude and latitude.

Collaboration:
Students will work individually.

Time Allotment: 1 class period. 50 Min. per class.

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
Links:
1. VolcanoWorld Volcano Index
Gives locations of volcanoes all over the world.
2. NEIC Maps for Plotting Earthquakes or Volcanoes
Great maps to plot world or state locations for volcanoes or earthquakes.


Resources:
This activity can be done in a lab, or in groups of students, or partners.
The number of computers required is 1 per student.
Technology resources: Access, Netscape
Materials and resources:
1.Printed out California State maps.
2.Computers
Students familiarity with software tools
Students will need basic web navigating skills.

STANDARDS & ASSESSMENT
Standards:

CA- California K-12 Academic Content Standards
• Subject : Science

• Grade : Grade Six and Grades 9-12

• Area : Focus on Earth Science

• Standard : Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Structure

• Concept 1: Plate tectonics accounts for important features of Earth’s surface and major geologic events. As a basis for understanding this concept:

Benchmark or Example d: Students know that earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust called faults and that volcanoes and fissures are locations where magma reaches the surface.

Assessment Plan:
Students will be assessed on their ability to correctly plot the locations of the volcanoes on their outline maps.

 

For questions, comments, and corrections, e-mail Bruce.