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LEARNING TARGETS- Plate Tectonics
9
What is the difference between OCEANIC
CRUST and CONTINENTAL CRUST?
10
Understand the theory of PLATE
TECTONICS.
Include:
Alfred Wegener
Fossil Evidence
Rock/Mountain Range Evidence
Age of the Sea Floor – Seafloor Spreading
Puzzle Piece Shape of Plate Boundaries
1
What are the LAYERS OF THE EARTH? Give the
thickness of each layer and its composition. Include
Asthenosphere and Lithosphere.
2
Define EARTHQUAKE.
3
What is a SEISMOLOGIST?
4
Understand the difference between the following
SEISMIC WAVES:
P-WAVES
S-WAVES
SURFACE WAVES
11
How do CONVECTION CURRENTS in the
mantle drive Plate Tectonics?
12
How do rocks move and change forms? The
rock cycle.
What is an EPICENTER and FOCUS? How do
seismologists locate EPICENTERS?
13
How do engineers make a building safe?
14
What are the major factors that determine
the intensity of ground shaking from an
earthquake?
15
What are the 3 types of earthquakes the
Pacific Northwest could experience? How
and where do they occur?
16
What evidence led scientists to believe that
the last MEGATHRUST QUAKE in
Washington occurred in January of 1700?
5
6
Locate the following:
 THE RING OF FIRE
 THE MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
 THE 7 PRIMARY PLATES AND 8
SECONDARDY PLATES
 CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE
7
How do scientists study the interior structure of the
earth?
8
Where do most volcanoes and earthquakes occur?