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Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes Web Activity
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
1) PLATE BOUNDARIES
a. How does the seafloor spread?
b. Give 2 examples of mountain ranges formed by convergent boundaries.
c. What famous fault was formed by a transform boundary? Where is it located?
a. What is an earthquake? What causes earthquakes?
b. What was the earliest earthquake ever recorded? (Where and when)
c. What was the most destructive earthquake recorded? (Where and when)
d. Where do earthquakes occur?
http://projects.crustal.ucsb.edu/understanding/elastic/rebound.html - To view earthquake movement
3) TYPES OF FAULTS
a. Click on Plate Tectonics link. Click on Map of Earthquake Activity link. Find the most recent
Earthquake by exploring the map (Click to zoom in on an area). Where was it? Time? Magnitude?
b. Click on Fault link. List and define the 3 types of faults. http://www.iris.edu/gifs/animations/faults.htm - To view the 3 faults in action.
4) EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR
a. Try it using various choices.
a. Can animals predict earthquakes? Explain.
b. Will California eventually fall into the ocean? Explain.
c. Do earthquakes cause volcanoes? Explain
6) QUIZ -
a. Take the earthquake quiz and record your score.
a. Take the interactive quiz at the end of page. Record your results.