Hot Spot Activity is a lesson plan that tasks students with calculating the speed and direction of the Pacific Plate using data from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Students will use computational and graphing skills to search for patterns in the movements of the islands and seamounts. They will then construct a best fit line graph to calculate the plate’s speed. The direction of plate movement will be determined through examination of the map included in the activity. This activity is best undertaken after students have been introduced to the concepts of tectonic plates, hotspots and plate movement. Hot Spot Activity can be completed in 1-2 class periods. More time will be required if teachers create and assign a summative assessment.