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The Volcano Factory

The tectonic processes that have resulted in the formation of the Marianas Arc, and the Marianas Trench are explored. Groups of pupils access websites that give them a wealth of information about these formations. Each group must prepare a three-dimensional relief map of the Marianas Arc, or a model of a volcano found in the Marianas Islands. This impressive plan should lead to a much greater understanding of the earth's tectonic processes.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 6th
Subjects
Earth Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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Technology
Ed Software
Year
2006
Usage Permissions
Public Domain
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