The Earth Systems students will be expected to explore the internet in order to obtain up-to-date information about various volcanoes such as Eldfell near Iceland, Kilauea in Hawaii, and Mount St. Helens in Washington. The students will also be expected to gather up-to date information about such earthquakes as the Alaska earthquakes as the Alaska earthquake in 1964, earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in the United States, and earthquakes taking place around the Pacific Rim.
This project has relevance to Language Arts, Social Studies and the other Science. While collecting and analyzing information obtained from the network, the students will be developing Language Arts skills in term of language.
The students will also be developing Social Studies skills in terms of locations, mapping and the effects of earthquakes and volcanoes on the life styles of the various people around the world.
The students will also develop their skills in Geology, Chemistry, and other Science in terms of analyzing the information obtained and writing the information in a report.
In addition, the students will be able to develop their Computer and communications skills.
Students can complete this course work by using library literature, television and video programs, and the Internet. By taking part in this course work, the students are expected to gain valuable knowledge about earthquakes and volcanoes and the destructive forces of these acts of nature around the world today.