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WEBQUEST SUMMARY
Title:
Hazards…. Ho!
Grade:
Topic:
Standard &
Benchmarks:
4
Volcanoes and Natural Hazards
Standard: Standard 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences:
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its
processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents
Benchmark: SC.4.8.2: Describe how fast processes (e.g.,
volcanoes, earthquakes) sometimes shape and reshape the
surface of the Earth
I can statement: I can explain how earthquakes, volcanic
eruptions, and other natural disasters can shape and/or
reshape the surface of the Earth.
Outcome:
Write a risk assessment report for investors.
Time
Recommended:
Materials
needed:
45 minutes
Materials – none
Skills – none
Equipment (beside computer) – none
Vocabulary:
Options:
Additional
Information:
Hawaiian vocabulary and pronunciations:
You may want to have students add tsunami hazards to their
maps. The links for 2 of the more recent tsunamis can be found
on the Additional Resources page.
Answers for the Background Questions:
1. Kilauea
2. 5 (seven, if the former volcanoes under Mauna Loa are
included)
3. Lava flows continually add land mass to the island.
4. Loihi is growing off the coast of Hawaii and may one day
join the island.
5. lava flows, earthquakes, tsunamis
Click on the links below to see a lava flow hazard zone map
and earthquakes map to assist in checking student maps:
Lava Hazards Map:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/hazards/maps.html
Earthquake Map:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/hazards/earthquakes.html
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