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 Hotspot Lesson: Samoa - Activity
 File Name w01.d04.786.samoa.age.activity.ppt Data Type presentation Computer Program Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 File Size 58.00 KB - 1 file Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12) Contributor ERESE Database Team Source Jamie A. Russell Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
 Description This activity allows the students to calculate age estimates for the islands and seamounts of Samoa, assuming they were formed by the Pacific Plate traveling over a stationary hotspot.
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 Hotspot Lesson: Samoa - Introductory Lesson
 File Name w01.d04.787.samoa.1.ppt Data Type presentation Computer Program Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 File Size 17.98 MB - 1 file Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12) Contributor ERESE Database Team Source Jamie A. Russell Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
 Description This lesson makes comparisons between Hawaii and Samoa in an attempt to determine the volcanic origin of Samoa. The goal of this lesson is for the students to formulate hypotheses based on evidence from Samoa and make predictions based on their hypotheses. Lesson duration: Approximately 20 minutes.
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 Hotspot Lesson: Samoa - Activity Calculated Ages Table
 Description This table provides the calculated ages for the Samoan islands and seamounts using a Pacific Plate velocity of 7 cm/year. This table can be used as a guideline for the approximate ages the students will calculate since a different plate velocity may be used in the calculations.
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 Hotspot Lesson: Samoa - Activity Instructions
 Description This is the instruction sheet for the Samoa Activity. This document provides the data and equations that will be used to calculate the age of the Samoan islands and seamounts based on their distance from the currently active Vailulu'u volcano (likely location of the Samoan mantle plume).