I can apply my understanding of the erosional half-life of a mountain to predict the elevation of a given mountain range.
I can explain to my table partner the interaction between tectonic plates (ocean and continental) and how these interactions produce specific geologic geologic features/events.
I can explain to my table partner the relationship between tectonic plates and geological formations/events.
Link to Earth Revealed video: Plate dynamics
Directions: Use the following essential question to focus your notes for this video:
What are the major type of interactions between tectonic plates and what geologic formations result from those interactions?
Study Guide- Due next Wednesday BOP- (1 work day)
- Describe your assigned plate interaction. draw it- use arrows to show movement.
- What geologic features result from this kind of plate interaction?
- What is a specific location on the globe (give name) that contains this geologic feature.
1-3: Oceanic plate- oceanic plate- convergent
4-6: Continental plate - oceanic plate- convergent
7-9: Oceanic plate - oceanic plate - divergent
10-12: Continental plate - continental plate divergent
13-15: Continental plate-continental plate- transform
In your table group- use the plastic transparent overlays to see relationships between tectonic plates and other geologic features. In your science notebook identify at least 4 patterns that you see. Get this stamped off when you have done this.
Mountain half-life model-
- What variables of this model should be considered to make it more accurate?- include your answer and explain why these considerations will improve this model.
Complete the following in your science notebook
What are hotspots? Where on Earth would you find geologic formations resulting from hotspots?
Whatch this short video on the following site
Make a drawing that shows how the hawaiian islands were formed.
- what evidence shows that the Hawaiian island volcanoes were not a result of a subduction zone like the volcanoes in the Cascades?
- Graphing the Pacific Plate motion over a well-known hotspot.