summer summer summer summer summer summer summer!!! (Crazy Cat by Ack Ook on Flickr)
First though, you need to think about your final exam next week.
Your final exam will contain four questions. You will have to complete both question 1 and 2, and will have your choice of completing either question 3 OR question 4. Questions 1 and 2 are worth 25 points each, and your choice of either question 3 or 4 will be worth 15 points.
Questions will be drawn from any of the units that we have studied this year:
Today you will work in groups of two to create one slide as part of this presentation. Each slide must include a definition, a picture, and a named example. Be sure to include your names somewhere on your slide!
After going through today’s slideshow, we’re going to spend some time navigating through different volcanoes in Google Earth. Try to find an example of each type of volcano that we discussed today (shield volcanoes, volcanic domes, cinder-cone volcanoes, composite or stratovolcanoes, craters, and calderas). You can access the Global Volcanism Program’s Google Earth data here or here for the direct download.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a lot of great information about earthquakes, including a real-time map of earthquakes ocurring around the world. We’ll spend some time reading this today (LINK), and then will have a look at the effects of an earthquake. Most of us know first hand what the aftermath of an earthquake is like in an MEDC, but what about those who are less fortunate and live in an LEDC?
Unfortunately there are many examples of profound suffering and destruction due to earthquakes in LEDCs, but today we’ll focus on the Haiti earthquake of 2010 in particular.
Here is the slideshow that we went through today on flooding and hydrographs. Your mission is to complete the task at the end of the slideshow (and repeated again here as a separate image) by creating and contrasting TWO hydrographs – one for the Severn River and one for the Wye River.