HOT SPOT ACTIVITY
of blank rectangular paper
students into pairs.
student holds up a marker to represent a stationary Hot Spot and places
one end of the paper above it.
(Start in the middle of the bottom or top edge.)
other student marks this position with an X.
first student moves the paper ¼ of its length and the new position is
marked is marked with an X. Repeat
until the other edge of the paper is reached and mark the final position
of the Hot Spot with a circle.
an arrow on the paper to show the direction of movement of the paper.
1. The finished sheet represents
the movement of an ocean plate over a stationary Hot Spot. The arrow indicates the plate movement
direction. The Xs show the chain of
inactive volcanic Islands and the circle represents the Active Volcano above
the Hot Spot.
Example of finished Hot Spot Activity sheet showing Plate movement, Active
Volcano, and chain of Islands.