Summative: Impact of Plate Boundaries on Earth’s Surface Unit B: Dynamic Earth Learning Targets c) I can identify which boundaries are ‘building’ and which are ‘destroying’ crust and use this information to predict future plate movement and resulting changes in the Earth’s surface. (DOK2-3) d) I can identify and explain the relationship between plate boundaries and the distribution of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis on the Earth. (DOK1-2) Impact of Plate boundaries Research LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Where is your region located on Earth? map – latitude, longitude GEOLOGICAL FEATURES What is happening geologically in this region? (type of plate boundaries, hot spot, volcano, earthquake) How are these features formed? IMPACT - BENEFITS (to Humans) What are some potential benefits of this region (resources) to humans locally? How can this region’s resources benefit humans world-wide? IMPACT - RISKS (to Humans) Have there been past geologic events at this location? If so, what, when, and how often? What are the impacts both locally and globally? How could humans plan and prepare for the natural hazards of the region? What predictions can you make next hazardous event? SPECIAL & ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS What are other factors or variables that would help in your decision on whether this location is the most or least hazardous? Part 1: Directions for the Hazardous Region PowerPoint, Prezi, or Easel.ly With your assigned region of the Earth that has some geological hazard significance you are to make a presentation. A geological hazard would mean that this region could be a hot spot or a plate boundary and it could also have earthquakes and active volcanoes in the region. Your job is to find out as much information as you can about the area keeping in mind that your research should focus on being honest about your findings because it will be used to make a decision on whether to move to this location or not. Rubric Location Geological Features Impact Benefits Impact Risks Expectations: Title, specific location and accurate map included. Accurately described geological feature: Plate boundary Hot spot Volcano Earthquake (or a combination of features) Accurately describes how feature formed on Earth. Properly reflects scientific information, ideas and themes related to the topic. Provides at least 2 local benefits and 1 global benefit with specific details. Information & details are accurate. Provides all four impact risks: 1. Past events-what, when, how often 2. Local and global impacts 3. Hazard Plan 4. Future predictions Information & details are accurate Explains at least 3 special or additional considerations with specific details (risks and/or benefits). Special and Additional Considerations Poster is neatly organized according to poster format provided. Organization Easy to read, clearly written, no spelling/grammar errors. Colorful and pleasing to the eye. Additional images included. Student Worksheet to Collect Data from Gallery Walk Location Geological features (hot spots, type of plate boundary, volcano, earthquake) Impact Benefits Impact Risks Special & Additional Considerations Impact on Plate Boundaries Writing Prompt Student Prompt: You work for this awesome company where you love your job. The job you are currently performing is being cut from the Colorado Springs location. The company has offered to transfer you to one of the following locations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Big Island of Hawaii Yellowstone National Park in NW Wyoming Reykjavik, Iceland Northridge, California (San Andreas Fault) Aleutian Islands, Alaska ( Mt. Cleveland) Washington State, Cascade Mountains 7. South Island of New Zealand 8. Kuril Islands (between Kamchtka and Japan) 9. Port au Prince, Haiti 10. African Rift Valley You notice that some of spots have geological hazards and they might not be good places to live. The company is willing to pay for moving expenses and give you a huge raise. You will need to base your decision on the factors you have researched in your graphic organizer from the gallery walk. Role: You are an employee Audience: Your boss Format: Formal letter Topic: Your most and least desirable locations to transfer Directions: You need to the following information in your letter: In your first paragraph, rank all 10 locations from the most (#1) to the least (#10) desired place you would like to transfer to. In your second paragraph, justify your first choice using a minimum of four reasons using your geological evidence (geological feature, impact benefits, impact risks and special and additional considerations) to support your answer. In your third paragraph, justify your last choice using the same criteria. Remember to use your graphic organizer from the gallery walk to help you decide. [Claim – Evidence – Explanation] Writing Rubric: Role Audience Format Topic Accuracy Expectations: Student took the appropriate role as an employee Student address the writing towards their boss Format was a letter with 3 clearly written paragraphs1. Rankings 2. Most desired location 3. Least desired location Includes location Includes all 4 pieces of evidence from resources: 1. Geological features 2. Impact benefits 3. Impact risks 4. Additional and special considerations Information & details are accurate and properly reflect scientific information, ideas and themes related to the topic. If you are having trouble you could possible start out by: Based on my research, I would rank the locations in the following order: 1. Etc. I have chosen _______________________ to transfer to because of (location name) ______________________________________________________________. (describe geological feature) My first piece of evidence to support my decision is ___________________________________________________________________________. (explain evidence to support geological feature) A second piece of evidence to support my decision is _________________________________________________________________________ . (explain impact benefits) My third reason for transferring is _____________________________________________________________________________. (explain impact risks) Finally, some additional considerations are __________________________________________________________________________________. (explain special & additional considerations) Write a concluding sentence to sum up your paragraph. You can use the same format for your least likely choice.