Pacific Ring of Fire Teacher Resources
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What Causes Volcanoes?
For this volcano worksheet, students will label the parts of a volcano on a diagram. Then students will identify the 3 kinds of places where volcanoes can occur and describe how volcanoes are formed in the Pacific Ring of Fire. This worksheet has 1 matching and 2 short answer questions.
4th - 8th Science 15 Views 139 Downloads
It's Going to Blow Up!
Get your ocean explorers online, reading articles about submarine volcanoes. They answer a series of questions and take a geometery challenge in which they calculate how much of a volcano has been blown away. Make sure to explore several of the different resource links mentioned, as not all of them work.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
High schoolers visit a PBS Website about tsunamis to consider their causes, effects and steps countries have taken to try to defend against them. They answer questions and create a brochure explaining tsunami facts and procedures to survive a tsunami.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
the biggest Plates on Earth
Students understand the movement of tectonic plates. In this tectonic plates lesson, students access prior knowledge of convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. Students discuss energy transfer involved in plate motion. Students read an article on Magnetic anomalies.
5th - 6th Science 42 Views 203 Downloads
My Friend, the Volcano
Working in cooperative groups, young scientists research and report on how undersea volcanic activity may benefit marine ecosystems. There are many links to websites that you can use to stimulate curiosity or for pupils to use for gathering research information.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 67 Downloads
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science lesson plan, but a social studies lesson plan as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 72 Downloads
Using "mystery bathymetry" shoeboxes, young explorers simulate sonar action to map out the topography of an un-viewable landscape. This classic activity helps physical oceanography learners understand how sonar works. It would be enriching to use when you are teaching the geologic features of the ocean floor to your earth science classes.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 39 Downloads
Second graders experience, through a hands-on approach, Japan's geography, daily life, language, foods, education, customs, art and literature. They discover all the exciting events that take place to make it really seem like they are living in Japan.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 69 Downloads
The Biggest Plates on Earth
The best part about teaching guides is all the great information you can use to inform your class. They infer what type of boundary exists between two tectonic plates. Then, using given information on earthquakes and volcanism they'll determine if their guesses are correct.
5th - 6th Science 70 Views 351 Downloads
2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored
Students compare and contrast submarine volcanoes at convergent and divergent plate boundaries, infer kinds of living organisms that may be found around hydrothermal vents, and describe ways in which scientists may prepare to explore unknown areas.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place.
3rd Science 21 Views 85 Downloads
Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica: Landforms and Resources
For this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the landforms and resources found in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic organizer based on the reading selection.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 145 Downloads
A diagram showing a cross-section of Earth points out the location of different plate boundaries and displays the numbers one through five. Beneath the diagram are five photos of different types of volcanoes. The object of the activity is to match the photos to the location on the diagram.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads