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Active Volcanoes! In the Ring of Fire Webquest - Great for Distance Learning!

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  1. *Updated! Broken link fixed.This product is a BUNDLE of three WEBQUESTS:• Plate Tectonics – A Webquest• Active Volcanoes! In the Ring of Fire• Volcanoes! Of the United States – A WebquestPlate Tectonics: This webquest sends your students on an interactive journey through the Plates on the Move websi
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Looking for a way to supplement your lessons on volcanoes?

GOOGLE DOC VERSION TOO - STUDENTS TYPE INTO DOCUMENT SO NO PRINTING NEEDED

** Problem with link fixed!**

Students learn the following:

• The relation between tectonic plate boundaries and volcanoes

• Why the area surrounding the Pacific Ocean is called the Ring of Fire

• Map reading and interpretation

• Using interactive websites while conducting research

This webquest takes advantage of the Global Volcanism Program’s interactive, up-to-date map of volcanoes throughout the world.

Links to more Earth Science Webquests by Generation Science:

The Rock Cycle – A Webquest

Plate Tectonics – A Webquest

Earth’s Interior Structure – A Webquest

Volcanoes! Of the United States – A Webquest

Webquest Bundle: Plate Tectonics, Ring of Fire & U.S. Active Volcanoes

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NGSSHS-ESS3-1
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Examples of key natural resources include access to fresh water (such as rivers, lakes, and groundwater), regions of fertile soils such as river deltas, and high concentrations of minerals and fossil fuels. Examples of natural hazards can be from interior processes (such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes), surface processes (such as tsunamis, mass wasting and soil erosion), and severe weather (such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts). Examples of the results of changes in climate that can affect populations or drive mass migrations include changes to sea level, regional patterns of temperature and precipitation, and the types of crops and livestock that can be raised.
NGSSMS-ESS3-2
Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. Emphasis is on how some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are preceded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions, but others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Examples of natural hazards can be taken from interior processes (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), surface processes (such as mass wasting and tsunamis), or severe weather events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods). Examples of data can include the locations, magnitudes, and frequencies of the natural hazards. Examples of technologies can be global (such as satellite systems to monitor hurricanes or forest fires) or local (such as building basements in tornado-prone regions or reservoirs to mitigate droughts).
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

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