Science Probe I Technology Activities
1. Tsunamis have occurred many times in history. As a matter
of fact, legends abound about them. Conduct an Internet search to find
a.Where have tsunamis occurred in the last 100 years?
b.Which suboceanic faults caused them?
c.What magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake caused them?
d.How much damage was done to the land and property?
It might also be helpful to correspond through e-mail or
talk in a web discussion site with a seismologist or geologist. Prepare
a multimedia presentation to share what you have learned with your classmates.
Below is a link to get you started:
Yahoo!®’s Tsunami Links http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Earth_Sciences/Oceanography/Tsunamis/
2. Recent surveys of the ocean floor have found many surprises:
volcanic vents, new mountain ranges, and new types of living organisms.
Conduct an Internet search to find out what the recent surveys have found
about the ocean floor, the volcanic vents, mountain ranges, and new types
of living organisms. Many surprises may await you too. It might also be
helpful to correspond through e-mail or talk in a web discussion site
with an oceanographer or a geologist who specializes in the ocean floor.
Prepare a multimedia presentation to share what you have learned with
your classmates. Below is a web site to get you started:
WWW Virtual Library’s Oceanography Links http://www.mth.uea.ac.uk/ocean/vl/namerica.html
Activity 23A – Enter the lists required
in steps 1 and 2 of this activity in a word processing document. Use a
graphics program to draw the water cycle diagram for your area. Draw the
arrows and identify the energy flow as directed in this activity, labeling
all necessary parts. Export this diagram into the word processing document
used to make the lists, and complete the Discussion questions. Do a multimedia
presentation of your results to your classmates. Print the letter; then
secure it in your SCIENCE PROBE Logbook.