Topic or Unit of
Study: Earth Sciences
Objective: Students will be able to find the latitude and longitude
of Volcanoes located in the state of California.
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.
This is a pre-activity for the students to use before they embark on the
Movers and Shakers webquest.
1. Students will be given a California map complete with lines of longitude
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
1. VolcanoWorld Volcano Index
Gives locations of volcanoes all over the world.
Maps for Plotting Earthquakes or Volcanoes
Great maps to plot world or state locations for volcanoes or earthquakes.
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.
Students familiarity with software tools
Students will need basic web navigating skills.
STANDARDS & ASSESSMENT
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 Earths Structure
Concept 1: Plate tectonics accounts for important features of Earths
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.
Students will be assessed on their ability to correctly plot the locations
of the volcanoes on their outline maps.