Plate Tectonics Analyzing Maps Lab
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by Danica Beener
| 35 Questions
Note from the author:
Adapted from the http://plateboundary.rice.edu/home.html activity

Pre-Lab Questions

1
1 pt
What is a plate boundary?
2
1 pt
The study of earthquakes is called ____________________.
Volcanology
Seismology
Topography
Geochronolgy
3
1 pt
The study of volcanic activity is called ____________________.
Volcanology
Seismology
Topography
Geochronolgy
4
1 pt
The study of how old the Earth's crust is called ____________________.
Volcanology
Seismology
Topography
Geochronolgy
5
1 pt
The mapping of geologic features on Earth is called ____________________.
Volcanology
Seismology
Topography
Geochronolgy
6
1 pt
Geography encompasses all of the following: (select all that apply)
Volcanology
Seismology
Topography
Geochronology
7
1 pt
Plates that move away from eachother are called________________.
Transform
Covergent
Divergent
8
1 pt
Plates that move towoard from eachother are called________________.
Transform
Covergent
Divergent
9
1 pt
Plates that slide past eachother are called________________.
Transform
Covergent
Divergent

Lab Instructions:

Carefully analyze the maps below to answer the questions. To get full credit, you must write in full sentences and include multiple pieces of evidence to support your answer (patterns & comparison questions).

10
1 pt
What does this map show?
11
1 pt
What do the colors on the map represent?
12
1 pt
Red dots mean ____________________ earthquakes, and blue dots mean________________ earthquakes.
long/ short
small/ big
shallow/ deep
stronger/ weaker
13
5 pts
Draw ORANGE lines to show where there are patterns of earthquakes. Then mark an X in 2-3 places where there are large concentration of earthquakes.
14
1 pt
There is a correlation between plate boundaries and earthquakes.
True
False
15
3 pts
What patterns do you notice when comparing the seismology (earthquake) map and plate boundary map?
16
1 pt
What does this map show?
17
1 pt
What do the red dots on the map represent?
18
3 pts
Draw GREEN lines to show where there are patterns of volcanoes.
19
1 pt
There is a correlation between ____________________ and ________________. (Select all that apply)
earthquakes/ oceans
plate boundaries/ earthquakes
volcanoes/ plate boundaries
volcanoes/ earthquakes
20
3 pts
What patterns do you notice when comparing the volcanology map and plate boundary map?
21
3 pts
What patterns do you notice when comparing the seismology (earthquake) map and volcanology map?
22
1 pt
What does this map show and in what units?
23
1 pt
The red areas on the map show ________________ crust, while the blue & green areas show _________________ crust.
hotter/ colder
older/ newer
colder/ hotter
newer/ older
24
5 pts
Draw YELLOW lines to show where new crust is being created. Then draw BLACK arrows to show which way the Earth's crust is moving in these areas to create new crust.
25
1 pt
The areas where new crust is created is called: (select all that apply)
spreading centers
collision points
divergent plate boundaries
convergent plate boundaries
26
3 pts
What patterns do you notice when comparing the geochronolgy map and volcanology map?
27
1 pt
What does this map show and in what units?
28
1 pt
The areas that are dark blue & white show lower elevations.
True
False
29
1 pt
From the map, the lowest places on the Earth are: (select all that apply)
Green
underwater
purple/ pink
on land
30
1 pt
Areas with higher elevation will have/ be
mountains
valleys
white
purple
31
5 pts
Circle the areas with the highest elevation with LIGHT BLUE. Then mark an X in ORANGE for the areas with the lowest elevation.
32
3 pts
Compare the geochronolgy map and the geography map. What patterns do you see?
33
1 pt

Compare these maps to the Geography map above. What patterns do you notice? How are all three maps related?

Post Lab Questions (worth 21 points alone):

34
15 pts
Use your completed maps above to label the following:
1. Label in BLACK one convergent plate boundary, one divergent plate boundary, and one transform plate boundary. Use arrows to show the direction the plates are moving.
2. In ORANGE circle two areas with the most earthquakes.
3. In YELLOW draw three lines that show large chains of volcanoes.
4. In GREEN mark an X for three sea-floor spreading centers.
5. In PINK mark an X for the mountain range with the highest elevation.
6. In LIGHT BLUE mark an X for two of the deepest trenches.
35
6 pts
Write a CER to answer this question: What is the relationship between earthquakes, volcanoes, sea-floor spreading, and geographic landforms?
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