Think-Tac-Toe: The Earth’s Place in the Universe Define plate tectonics. Define and illustrate the 3 types of plate boundaries. Explain why earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain-building, and trench formation occur along these boundaries. Create an illustrated Think Earth landform dictionary. You have just accepted a job as a paleontologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and will be searching for fossils of GABI vertebrates. Write down 5 questions that you want to find out on the first week of your job. Create a field journal entry describing your first day activities. Imagine you are writing an article for the Geological Society of America describing the Great American Biotic Interchange. Your article will summarize how the interchange formed and what species are thought to have crossed from North American to South America and from South America to North America. Using a collection of fossils found in the Gatun Formation, create a guide that can be used to classify them. Identify 3 different types of maps that geologists may study of a location. Give an example of each map type and explain what type of information scientists collect from each map. Create a rock collection that represents the 3 basic types of rocks. Identify the rock type for each sample, explain how the rock was formed, and give examples of where this type of rock might be found. You just landed your dream job as a video game designer! Your first project is to create an interactive game about erosion and weathering. Design the cover, write a description about the video game, and create 3 sample screen shots. Compare sand samples from 3 different localities in Panama. Locate the localities on a map and discuss the similarities and differences for each sample.