This could be a fantastic way to introduce students to the prevalence of Volcanoes and Earthquakes in the global area known as "the Ring of Fire." Doing this DataLAB will allow students to TEACH THEMSELVES!! Differentiate for students by choosing one of the five(5) maps of Earth I am including,or limiting the number of points to graph. They will Plot Latitude and Longitude points for recent Earthquakes and Volcanoes, and will then, analyze where those points seem to be in regard to the PLATES of the Lithosphere. All of this is done within the framework of the Scientific Method.
I have included several NOAA images and links to the amazing Databases online where I retrieved the DATA points. One such image, is perfect to end your lesson with, after the kids are ready for discussion about what they found!
I am including a couple FREE EXTRAS! including: Enjoy pages from my Plate Tectonics and Boundaries BROCHURE, and Vocab MatchUP CARDS! I hope I've helped you to ROCK the Science in your classroom! Sincerely, Jana Science Rocks with Smalley!