This activity is a ready-made scavenger hunt that complements our exhibits. Just download, print, and make copies for your students! Don't forget to set the stage for the activity, and clarify any rules.
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Explore our entire Earthquake exhibit: identify the Earth's layers, connect plate movement to biological evolution, and determine where your home lies on the fault-filled map of California.
- 1a. Students know evidence of plate tectonics is derived from the fit of the continents; the location of earthquakes, volcanoes, and midocean ridges; and the distribution of fossils, rock types, and ancient climatic zones.
- 1b. Students know Earth is composed of several layers: a cold, brittle lithosphere; a hot, convecting mantle; and a dense, metallic core.
- 1c. Students know lithospheric plates the size of continents and oceans move at rates of centimeters per year in response to movements in the mantle.
- 2d. Students know earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods change human and wildlife habitats.