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Hotspot Lesson: Hotspot Project - Instructions
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
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High School (Grade 9-12)
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Jamie A. Russell
The Formation of Seamounts
These are the instructions for the group project on a assigned hotspot chain. Each group gets to study a seamount trail from around the world and needs to present 15 slides that each have 3 main points and one nice graphical illustration or image. Duration: the project requires 3 day to work in class and two days of presentations.
Allow the students to break into groups. Once the groups are established provide them with a seamount chain and associated hotspot to study. Some possible hotspots are Reunion, Marquises, Caroline, McDonald, Kerguelen, and Galapagos. The presentation should be about 10 minutes long and will be presented over a two day period The groups each have 3 days in class to work, but the students will have to do some work outside of class. The presentations will be graded by Dr. Anthony Koppers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Dr. Rachel Millstone from UC San Diego.
Geochronology, Seamount, Hotspot, Seamount trail, Age progressions, Mantel plume, Group project
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