Volcano Research Project

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Volcano Research
Project
By
Mr. Pham
2nd Quarter
Robert Louis Stevenson Middle
School
Learning Goals
1. know how to use PowerPoint as tool for
presentation
2. learn how to set our class website as
homepage
3. use online files and resources for research
4. do proper MLA citation for websites and
online articles
5. know that volcanoes are locations where
magma reaches the surface and result from
plate motions
Guiding Questions
• Name
• Location: Country, Continent, tectonic plate
• Origin & History: how and when it was formed?
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last major eruption, future eruption?
Type of volcanoes: explain with a picture or
diagram
Threats & Benefits: if an eruption occurs, how
might it affect people and Earth
any other interesting facts
Online Sources
• Data Base:
1. World Book Online: (shusdms & student)
2. The Encyclopedia of Earth
3. Wikipedia (last resort)
Websites:
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http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/worldmap.cfm
http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/find_regions.cfm
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/world.html
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/interactive/index.html
http://www.volcanolive.com/world.html
Online Sources Cont.
Citation Tools:
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http://www.noodletools.com/quickcite/citwww1.html
http://www.bibme.org/
http://citationmachine.net/index2.php
http://www.easybib.com/
Requirements (40 pts.) - due
1/12/12
• title, facts, pictures, and works-cited slides
• paraphrase or put in your own words (not copy and
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paste)
correct spelling and grammar
easy to see text and background
effective custom animations
at least 2 pictures & a map
use one online data base listed
use one website listed
use one citation tool listed
present loud and clear
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