The purpose of this lab is to determine if there is a relationship between the location of volcanoes and plate tectonics. Write a minimum of one paragraph and remember to use evidence on volcano locations to support your claim.
Earth and Space Science
Directions: The data below represents worldwide volcano locations given by their latitude and longitude. The goal of this investigation is to map the locations of these volcanos, make a claim regarding volcanoes and plate tectonics, and finally to use this evidence to justify your claim. You may use the world map that is provided for you and actually plot the locations. (3.d)
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As you analyze the data regarding the locations of volcanoes you might want to ponder the following:
1. How are the volcanoes distributed?
2. Where are the plates located in relation to the volcanoes?
3. Is there a relationship between the direction of plate movement and the distribution of volcanoes?