Axial Seamount One-Pager
For this culminating activity, students will show what they have learned about Axial Seamount throughout the unit.
Give each student a 12” x 18” sheet of white construction paper, pencil and internet access (or color images from Axial Seamount). Students will also need markers, colored pencils, and black flair pens.
Give students the Axial Seamount One-pager Scorecard with criteria found at Axial Seamount One-pager Scorecard. The scorecard will act as directions for the project. Remind students to use it as a checklist and a self-assessment tool. It is also a teacher assessment tool for when the project is complete.
Check for Understanding (formative assessment I)
- Name or sketch (1) piece of equipment used to collect data from Axial Seamount.
- Name or sketch (1) plate boundary near Axial Seamount.Name (1) organism found at or near Axial Seamount.
Explain: (formative assessment II)
- What caused Axial Seamount? Looking at a map of Earth’s crust, predict (mark with an “x”) where future underwater volcanoes might occur.
Use Axial Seamount one-pager final product for student-to-student class discussion.
- What is a seamount?
- What is Axial Seamount?
- Why is it important for us to learn about Axial Seamount?
- Where is Axial Seamount located?
- How does its location affect the formation of Axial Seamount?
- Are there other active underwater volcanoes that scientists are researching?
- What are they? What data have they collected?
Evaluate: See self-reflection component on the scorecard.