Description :

Student activity where they calculate the speed of a moving tectonic plate by using the ages of rocks across the Hawaii Island chain.  This is a great activity to show how hot spot evidence can provide us plate motion data.

Class level :

Middle School (and up)

NGSS Mapping :

MS-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Downloads :

Rocks of Ages - Student activity

 

Rocks of Ages
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