THE SCIENCE BEHIND…
Earthquakes are formed when the plates shift past each other, and energy isreleased, volcanoes occur in a spot where the earths crust is shifting orspreading apart(divergent boundaries) and magma(in this case, the jelly) isallowed at anopening in the earths crust in which to flow out of, graduallybuilding up a volcano. As well, volcanoes may also be formed at points whereplates collide(convergent boundaries), often on the bottom of the ocean(alsoknown as sea-floor spreading) and one plate slides under the other, forminglocations where magma can slide through the cracks, and again, graduallyform a volcanic mountain. Mountains occur when plates again may collide,and the earths crust may either buckle, fold, or rise up over each other.
-Students should not eat either the jelly or plasticine.-Students should have paper towels at each desk to mop up any spilt jelly sothat no one slips on it.
shallow containers, jelly(or stirred jello, etc), plasticine in atleast 2 different colors(or multilayered sponges), paper towel, paper, pencil3.
Hotlist: allows students to explore on their own how tectonic platesreact to each other, and further information regarding volcanoes,earthquakes and mountains. (1-2 CLASSES)
Students will learn about the relationship between thecollision or sliding of plates and the occurrence and details aboutearthquakes, volcanoes, or mountain building .Students will independently explore take in and re-write information at theirown pace.
Students will log on to the Hotlist(made by myself) and explorefollowing the provided directions
(By looking through at least 2 of the linksbelow from EACH CATEGORY, discover how tectonic plates move, and theeffects that they have on the earth and the people. As you go, write downimportant facts about mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes that you think you may need to know...(hint hint...they may be useful in a later assignment!!)
at their own pace and learn more about tectonic plates,volcanoes, earthquakes and mountains using a variety of pre-chosen