Students will complete a map that shows the tectonic plates, the Ring of Fire, major earthquake activity, and the oceanic mountain ranges for the Pacific Rim. Maps used to create this activity are at the websites on the ANSWER KEY page and can be supplied to students if necessary.
The Old Fire crossed Highway 18 near Lake Arrowhead, California on 28 October 2003 before racing into the community of Cedar Glen as a crown fire and destroying most of the homes there. photo source: Firestorm from NationalGeographic
The beach at Sandymouth, Cornwall, England, is home to some fascinating geological formations. Here the setting sun highlights the red in the rock while a long exposure under a clear sky resulted in the beach pebbles picking up a soft blue hue.