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Volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics in Sumatra - An inquiry workshop with authentic data.

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MOE Workshop

  1. 1. Volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics in Sumatra An inquiry workshop with authentic dataJamie McCaughey, Susan Eriksson
  2. 2. Investigation with authentic earthquake and geographic data• Focus on Southeast Asia• Geographical features• Earthquake data• Tectonic setting: why are there earthquakes?• Why are there volcanoes in the region?• Why is it important for the geography classroom?
  3. 3. Earthquakes in Sumatra, M > 4, 1963-2012
  4. 4. 5.7 cm/yr• Cartoons come from real data• Lost in translation: how we know, ambiguity• Cartoons look much more definitive than real data
  5. 5. startingconditions
  6. 6. melting by decrease in pressurestartingconditions
  7. 7. startingconditions
  8. 8. starting conditionsmelting byadding water
  9. 9. startingconditions
  10. 10. melting by increase in temperaturestartingconditions
  11. 11. melting by decrease in pressure melting by increase in temperature starting conditionsmelting byadding water
  12. 12. Investigation with authentic earthquake and geographic data• Focus on Southeast Asia• Geographical features• Earthquake data• Tectonic setting: why are there earthquakes?• Why are there volcanoes in the region?• Why is it important for the geography classroom?

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