Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science


Seismic activity to develop inductive reasoning

  1. Plot this week's earthquakes on a paper map of the world (or use the flash-plotter).
  2. Identify on the map the locations of well-known volcanoes
  3. Is there any pattern to seismic activity? Is there any correlation between volcano and earthquake activity?
  4. What inferences can you make from this map?