Title: Did you feel that? Earthquake data chart303

Key words: earthquakes, mapping, ring of fire

National and State Standards: National Standard # 7, State standard # 10.10.2

Teaching level: high

Objective/ Purpose: the student will:
map physical processes which shape features and patterns of the earth's surfaces
Interpret physical data

Materials:
1. Earthquake statistics for the week prior to the lesson. This is readily accessible from the NOAA web site 2.Blank world map
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Procedure: 1. Pass out the earthquake information which will include latitude longitude, magnitude and place name. Make sure that you white out the place names before giving it to students.2. Based on the coordinate information have the students plot the earthquakes on the world map. Have them use some form of key to indicate magnitude.

Evaluation/ Assessment: Have the students make inferences as to why the earthquakes are in these regions and what might the physical and cultural mosaic look like in these particular areas.

Extension/enrichment: Find recent news articles on earthquakes and have the students discuss what was newsworthy about the actual quake.
Refer to earthquake lesson in this booklet entitled "help I've fallen and I can't get up."

Reflection:
How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors.


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