INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of today’s class, you should be able to do the following:
* Locate the following places on a map of the world:
Japan, Hawaii, Los Angeles California, Yellowstone National Park, the
India/Tibet border (northernmost), New Zealand, Iceland, the Red Sea,
lake Tanganyika, the Aleutian Islands, Chile, Jakarta (Indonesia), the
Azore Islands, and the Galapagos Islands.
* Read world maps that illustrate various geologic features:
hot spots, crustal thickness, depth of earthquake focus, locations of
volcanoes, geographic features, and plate boundaries. Download
the handout we used (MSWord format) by clicking here.
* Compile information from the maps to discern patterns. Download the handout we used (MSWord format) by clicking here.
A web version of this exercise can
be found here.
© 2006 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated September 5, 2006.