Explain several concepts with a single activity.
- Teacher developed and classroom tested
- Identify mountain ranges, trenches, and faults
- Identify plate boundaries
- Aligned to NGSS standards (MS/HS: ESS1, ESS2)
Earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, and map reading all get equal attention in this classroom project. Students work both as a class and individually plotting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on a large world map and on their own student sized world map, then mark them with colored labels until a pattern forms. Using their knowledge of fault lines, quakes, and eruptions, students deduce where the 'Ring of Fire' that outlines the Pacific Basin exists.
Includes a large (36×54") world map, a package of 30 student (11×17") maps, eight packages of self-stick labels, teacher's guide, and instructions.
The kit is also available for purchase with three separate links to NewPath digital lessons, which include a variety of resources on each of the topics addressed in the kit, including background information, illustrations and self-assessments.