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You can make a similar one, related to your own textbook. Add your own
diagrams for labeling. Click here
for my version.
UPDATE:I don't use Study Guides much anymore. Boring isn't educationally
sound, in my opinion. Much better to do a Cut & Paste
FactSheet. Students cut out provided answers and paste into the correct
position on the FactSheet. Provide space for some written answers,
usually higher compare/contrast questions, such as How are Mafic and
Felsic Lavas different? Great interaction between students as they
strive to paste answers correctly. I usually see 100% of the students
involved which can't be said for the traditional Study Guide!
one of the three
types of volcanoes: composite, cinder cone, or shield. Require each
group to illustrate the following in their skit: the slope of their
volcano, the type of eruption, and the type of lava. they cannot talk,
but can makes noises, especially to make the eruption noises. Everyone
has to participate for full points. Let the rest of the class guess
which one is being presented instead of having a group announce it.
I've seen some great stuff with this assignment and I think they
remember them better.
This is a
Even high schoolers are challenged by having to correctly construct the
three types of volcanoes out of "play dough." This works well in tandem
of Volcanoes worksheet.
for the lab.
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
One of the best
ways to wrap up
Plate Tectonics Unit is to use the plotting of earthquakes and
volcanoes on a world map and have the students DEDUCE the plate
boundaries. This works even better if you use recent world volcanoes
and earthquakes. You'd need to start early in your
Tectonics unit. I've done this on a world map on a bulletin board with
different colored push pins. Students also plotted on their world maps.
one version with
"canned" plot points.