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Volcanos, Earthquakes, and Plate Boundaries
— UNAVCO computer lab model

This exercise gives students a visual representation of how volcanoes and earthquakes are related to plate boundaries and gets students working with real data. This lab also introduces students to the concept of vectors in the form of GPS data showing plate motion. In this lab, students use UNAVCO's EarthScope Voyager Jr. website in order to observe location data for volcanoes, and location and depth data for earthquakes.

UNAVCO worksheet(1.15 MB)