Plate Tectonics Volcanoes In the Ring of Fire Activity Webquest

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Elevation Science
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7th - 9th
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GOOGLE DOCS AND PRINT VERSION INCLUDED! In this FUN plate tectonics activity, students find REAL data about 3 volcanoes in the Ring of Fire.

The worksheet provides a structured format for students to get the most out of the Global Volcanism Program’s interactive, an up-to-date map of volcanoes throughout the world. Students are engaged because they choose the volcanos they research during the webquest.

This webquest covers the following:

  • The relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and volcanoes
  • Map reading and interpretation
  • Using interactive websites while conducting research
  • Becoming familiar with real volcanoes in the Ring of Fire

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  • This resource is not editable.
  • A link to the Google Docs version is provided in the downloadable PDF.
  • Includes answer key.
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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).
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