Musical Plates-A Study of Plate Tectonics is an internet-based multidisciplinary project. Musical Plates - A Study of Plate Tectonics is one of 3 Musical Plates projects found on the k12 science.org” This review is a description of the first project: Musical Plates-A Study of Plate Tectonics, exploring the relationships between real time earthquake, volcano data and plate tectonics by using real time data from the internet.
As you click on the Musical Plates- A study of Plate Tectonics Activity from the K12 Science homepage. The Project Information and Resources are organized as links to the left side of the page. Students access real time earthquake and volcano data, interact with experts online and publish their own work to a project website if the teacher chooses. If the teacher chooses to use the Engineering Challenges as final projects or an additional activities/assessments, additional hands-on materials will need to be gathered and substantial preparation is needed for this challenge. These engineering materials and handouts are listed in the student activities link under Engineering Challenge: Withstanding Liquefaction.