In this lesson, students will learn about the Yellowstone hotspot. They will analyze ground height data to determine how the magma in the Yellowstone hotspot is moving. Using their analysis of the ground height data, students will engage in argument from evidence to support their decision on where to build a new research center. Students look at past volcanic activity at Mt Saint Helens to predict future eruptions. Students also look at seismicity, hydrothermal activity, and eruptive history of Yellowstone National Park to make their decision.