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Hotspot Lesson: Plate Velocities - Activity
File Name w01.d02.784.plate.velocity.activity.ppt
Data Type presentation
Computer Program Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
File Size 7.85 MB - 1 file
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Jamie A. Russell
Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
This activity provides the students with a data set of ages of some of the Hawaiian Volcanoes and seamounts and how far they are from the active volcanism (considered to be the location of the hotspot). By plotting the data on a graph and fitting the data with a line of best fit, the plate velocity can be estimated by taking the slope of the line.
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