Name: Date: Class: Lab – Plate Boundaries In this activity you will locate where some of the major volcanic and earthquake activities have occurred. You will examine if there is a relationship between the location of these volcanoes and earthquakes and the crustal plates. You will also see if there is a relationship between volcanic and earthquake activity and the major mountain ranges of the world. MATERIALS: map of the world, data sheet, colored pencils, and a map of the crustal plates. PROCEDURE: 1. On the map of the world, draw in the crustal plates; include arrows showing the directions the plates are moving. Use your text or the overhead for your reference. 2. Using the data sheet, find the location of the volcanoes. Locate volcano A. With a red-colored pencil, mark it on the map at that location. Remember that longitude is marked across the top and latitude is marked along the side of the map. Continue this until you have located all 17 volcanoes and marked their location on the map. 3. Using the data sheet, find the locations of the major earthquakes. Locate earthquake 1. With a black-colored pencil, mark a 1 on the map at that location. Continue this until all of the earthquakes have been located and marked on the map. 4. Using the data sheet, find the major mountain ranges of the world. Locate the ranges and with a brown-colored pencil mark each of their locations on your map. Use upside down Vs to mark the mountain ranges. You should identify the following mountain ranges: Alps, Rocky, Appalachian, Andes, Cascade, and the Himalaya Answer the following questions: A. Which ocean has a ring of volcanoes around it? B. Where are most of the volcanoes located in relationship to the crustal plates? C. Which volcanoes are not located on the edge of a crustal plate? What might account for the location of these volcanoes? Name: Date: Class: Data Table: Major Volcanoes Volcano A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q Name Aconcagua Tungurahua Pelee Tajamulco Popcatepetl Lassen Rainier Katmai Fujiyama Tambora Krakatoa Mauna Loa Kilimanjaro Etna Vesuvius Teide Laki Latitude 35S 0N 15N 15N 20N 40N 47N 60N 35N 10S 5S 20N 3S 38N 41N 28N 65N Longitude 70W 80W 61W 90W 100W 122W 122W 155W 139E 120E 108E 155W 37E 15E 14E 16W 20W Data Table: Major Earthquakes Earthquake 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Location China India Pakistan Syria Italy Portugal Chile Chile Equador Nicaragua Guatemala California California Alaska Japan Japan Latitude 35N 22N 25N 34N 38N 38N 33S 50S 0 13N 15N 34N 37N 61N 36N 43N Longitude 110E 88E 65E 36E 16E 9W 72W 75W 78W 85W 91W 118W 122W 150W 139E 143E Name: Date: Class: Name: Date: Class: D. Where are most of the major earthquakes in relationship to the crustal plates? E. What is the relationship between the locations of the major volcanoes with the locations of the major earthquakes? F. Are most mountain ranges located in an area of major earthquake and or volcanic areas? G. Are there any major earthquakes not located on the edge of crustal plates? Can you explain the location of these earthquakes? H. Are all the mountain ranges listed found along the edge of crustal plates? Explain the locations of these mountains.