Musical Plates

Student Activities

Core Activities
Preliminary Activity: The President wants YOU!
Read this story FIRST before moving on to the Core Activities
Activity 1: Plot Current Earthquake Data
Access Real-Time earthquakes and plot the locations on a world map.
Activity 2: Look for Patterns
Compare the map you created in Activity 1 to a map showing tectonic plates and look for a relationship.
Activity 3: Where will you be in a Million Years?
Access information about the motion (speed and direction) of the Earth's tectonic plates and make predictions.
Activity 4: How do Volcanoes fit in the picture?
Plot recent volcanic activity on a world map and look for relationships between volcanoes and plate boundaries.

Supplementary / Enrichment Activities

Below are links to additional activities that may be assigned or suggested by your teacher

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