Link 1: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/eqscience.php

1. What is an earthquake?
 

2. What causes earthquakes and where does it form? 

3. Why does earth shake when there is an earthquake? ­­­­­­­­­­­­
4. How are earthquakes recorded?
Link 2: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/index.php (Use info found on front page and “Real-time” Earthquake map)

5. Where are most earthquakes located? (Center/Edge of continents? Around which continents?) 

6. When and where was the earthquake with the biggest magnitude in the past 30 days? (M=magnitude). What was its magnitude?  

7. Which major cities in the United States are located in the earthquake zone? 
Link 3: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4892 
4. What is the range of magnitude for earthquakes and what scale is used to measure them?
 
5. What happens at 1.0 scale? At 3.0? At 6.0? and 9.0? _____________________________________________________________________

Link 3: http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00795/earthquakecauses.html

6. What effect do earthquakes have on the surrounding area? 

7. Define tsunami:­­
8. How often can earthquakes happen? 
Volcano Questions

Link 1: http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/find_regions.cfm

1. Where are most volcanoes found? 

Link 2: http://geology.com/most-dangerous-volcanoes.shtml

2. List 5 major cities in the United States which are located on or near active volcanoes

 Link 3: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

3. What is a volcano and how does it form?
4. What are different stages of volcanoes?
 

5. Why do volcanoes erupt?
6. What are different types of volcanoes?

7. How many active volcanoes are there around the world? ___________________________
 
8. What are some volcano safety tips?
Link 4: http://kids.discovery.com/games/build-play/volcano-explorer

9. (Make your own volcano) What happens when you raise viscosity but make gas level the same?

 10. What happens to your volcano when you raise gas level but make the viscosity remain at same level?

11. What happens when you raise both viscosity and gas level?
Summary

1. After reviewing all of the websites, which (volcanoes or earthquakes) do you believe is more dangerous to humans? Why? 
 
2. Do you think the couple has a higher chance of experiencing an earthquake or a volcanic eruption?

3. Do you think the couple has a higher chance of surviving an earthquake, or a volcanic eruption? 
Letter:
After choosing a new home site for the couple, please write a letter explaining to the couple why you have chosen (earthquake site or volcanic site). Support your decision with at least 4 evidences from your web-quest.
 


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