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Hotspot Lesson: Mantle Plumes - Introductory Lesson
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
1.24 MB - 1 file
High School (Grade 9-12)
ERESE Database Team
Jamie A. Russell
The Formation of Seamounts
This lesson explains a theory on magma generation at hotspots called the mantle plume theory as well as possible ways of finding evidence to support the theory. The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to a theory that scientists are actively trying to evidence or refute. Through this students will learn about mantle tomography which helps scientists make predictions about the inside of the earth. Lesson duration: Approximately 25 minutes.
The lesson is shorter than the others in case extra class time is needed to catch up on the previous days activities.
Volcano, Lava, Seamount, Morgan, Hotspot, Mantle plume, Mantle tomography
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