EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES
and earthquakes provide the evidence for plate tectonics. Volcanoes
provide a location, type of eruption, and type of rocks produced.
Earthquakes emit waves that give clues to the inside of the Earth. The
evidence is very different, but yet when you plot the data a picture
emerges. The zones in which earthquakes and volcanoes occur provide us
with the notion that the Earth is broken like cracked eggs in defined
In this lab you will put your research skills to
work. You are to use reference materials to find the locations of recent
earthquakes and volcanoes. Find 5 volcanoes and 5 earthquakes that
occurred within the last 10 years using the web sites that your teachers
provides or others that you might find.
After you have found 10 data points,
share the information with the rest of your lab group. Each group should
collect between 35-40 data points. Each student records the data on the
lab sheet. After you record all the data, plot the volcanoes and
earthquakes on a map of the world that is provided. You may want to use
a globe to make sure of the longitude and latitude before you plot it on
the map. Answer the questions at the end of the lab sheet. Under
"comments" write any interesting facts you may have found
about the earthquakes and volcanoes.