4 week unit
1. Students should be able to
define composite, shield, and cinder cone volcanoes.
2. Students should understand that
plotting data can derive information. This information is then
interpreted in the form of a conclusion.
3. Students should develop
4. Students will
learn that there are many different types of energy waves that occur
when an earthquake occurs. Seismic waves are generated from earthquakes.
5. Students should
be able to distinguish earthquake and volcanoes as defining plate
6. Students should begin to
understand the three types of plate boundaries: converging, diverging,
7. Students should interpret the
position and number of plates that can be found on the Earth's crust.
8. Students should be able to
design structures that can withstand different earthquake intensities.
9. Students should be able to
compare earthquake damage in different locations.
10. Students should understand fault movements
during an earthquake.
PRE: Comparing the structure of
different types of volcanoes.
LAB: Plotting 3 different types of volcanoes on a globe.
POST: Researching where volcanoes occur around the world.
PRE: Comparing energy waves from earthquakes.
LAB: Experimenting with energy waves through different
POST: Observing fault movements.
PRE: Locating different plates.
LAB: Illustrating the difficulty in defining and counting plates.
POST: Observing the movement of the Earth's crust.
PRE: Comparing earthquakes in
Alaska and Hawaii.
LAB: Designing structures that withstand different earthquakes
POST: Comparing earthquake dangers in different areas.
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