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Volcano Project Checklist
*Your assignment for this project is to create a booklet about
plate tectonics and your individual assigned volcano.*
*Each page of your book will need to contain the
required information listed on the checklist below.*
*All Diagrams need to be hand drawn and in color to get full credit.*
*Typing is NOT required but the final product must be neatly done for full credit.*
Book
page
Cover
Page
Page should include 5-10 sentences
that include the following items.
(check them off when completed)
_____ Name of your volcano
_____ The current status of your volcano
_____ Your name, science bell, and the date
(*indicates an option of listed terms)
*____Active, Dormant or Extinct
___
____Alfred Wegener
____Continental Drift
____Fossils
____Sea floor spreading
____Magma
____Magnetic reversal
____Density
*____Shield,
Cinder or
Composite
Page
1
Describe the theory of Continental Drift and
the evidence used to support it.
____ Explain why scientists did not accept the
theory when it was first proposed.
____ Explain how Sea Floor Spreading is related to
continental drift.
Page
2
_____ Describe the three main types of volcanoes
_____ Explain how silica content and location are
related to each type.
_____ Identify the type of volcano that your
volcano is.
Page
3
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4
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5
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6
Page
7
EC
Page
The following terms must be used
correctly in your explanation
_____ Description of the world’s volcanic regions
_____ Explanation of WHY volcanoes occur most
often in these areas.
_____ The location of your volcano (lat. & long.)
_____ Identify the specific type of plate boundary
that has created your volcano.
_____ Description of the different types of plate
boundaries that can create volcanoes.
_____ Description of the force within Earth that
causes the plates to move.
Did you draw &
label a diagram
Yes / No
____Silica
____Convergent
____Divergent
____Ring of Fire
____Mantle
____Magma/lava
*____Divergent,
Convergent or
Transform
*____Continental crust,
Oceanic crust or
Both
____Subduction
Yes / No
____Oceanic Crust
____Continental
Crust
____Granite
____Basalt
____Hot Spot
____Subduction
____Steam/melting
____Oceanic plate
____Continental plate
____Rift/Ridge
____Convection Current
____Density
____Heat/Temperature
____Gravity
*____Rise/Fall or
Sink/Foat
____Basalt
____Granite
____Ocean crust
____Continental crust
Yes / No
Yes / No
Yes / No
_____ Identify and describe the type of eruption
that your volcano can create.
_____ Description of what silica is and how it can
impact the type of eruption caused.
_____ Explanation of how the location of your
volcano determines it’s eruption type.
_____ Describe the types of hazards that different
volcanic eruptions can create.
_____ Identify the specific hazards of those
described that your volcano could cause
to happen.
*____Quiet eruptions,
Explosive or
Both
____Silca
(high or low)
____Pyroclastic flow
____Lava flow
____Lahar/Mudslide
____Tephra
____Gases
____Ash
____Volcanic bombs
____Cinder
____Landslides
Yes / No
_____ Describe the difference between intrusive
and extrusive rocks and how they form.
_____ Explain how these are related to volcanoes
and plate tectonics.
____Intrusive/Extrusive
____Igneous rock
____Large/small
crystals
____Magma/Lava
Terms will vary based
on your explanation.
____Silica
____Light/dark color
____Basalt/Granite
____Oceanic/Continental
Yes / No
_____ Describe the warning signs of a volcanic
eruption.
_____ Explain whether or not you thing predicting
a volcanic eruption is possible and give
your reasons why.
_____ Would you want to make a living studying
volcanoes? Explain why or why not.
Due: Monday March 17th
Yes / No
Yes / No
Use Green research
sheet to help complete
this page.
Extra Credit for early turn in!!