APPENDIX B: Lab Rubric for the Pangaea Puzzle (Written Component)- (See Evaluation (Assessing Student Performance))
APPENDIX C: PowerPoint Presentation Rubric (Oral/Verbal Component)- (See Evaluation (Assessing Student Performance))
Problem: What is the worldwide pattern of earthquake and volcano distribution and how can scientists use this information to support the Theories of Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics?
1. Use the information in the table to plot the location of each earthquake. Use one colored pencil to label the location of each earthquake on the world map.
2. Use the information in the table to plot the location of each volcano. Use a different colored pencil to label the location of each volcano on the world map.
3. Compare your data plots with the Plate Tectonic map displayed in class (http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/plate_tectonics/majplatecolor.pdf) and identify the plates and types of plate boundaries found in the regions where you have plotted earthquake and volcano data.
4. Use this information to complete the Lab Rubric and your team¡¦s PowerPoint presentation.
Use the world map below to plot the longitude and latitude coordinates from your table. Include a map legend to differentiate between your earthquake and volcano data plots. http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/antarct/imageset/imge/c08.jpg
Discussions Questions/Extensions ......
1 - the formation of the Trans Antarctic Mountain Range in Antarctica 2 - the formation of the Appalachain Mountain Ranges of the eastern US.
Use the resources provided in class to locate additional information (graphics, documentation) to support your inferences.
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