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Tam Vo, Jarrin Sweeney
Transcript of Tam Vo, Jarrin Sweeney
Tam Vo, Jarrin Sweeney
The purpose of this game: teach you about plate tectonics while simultaneously giving you the adventure of a life time.
To play, you need to have a group of 3-4
This game follows a set path, and a dice determines how far you go; 6 sided dice
There are 3 piles of cards, one for each type of card. (Cards come with answers on the back)
To move however, you must first answer a
If you answer incorrectly to a basic question you get the hose along with not moving(Hose comes with the game)
To win, you have to reach the end of a predetermined course/map.
There are multiple obstacles in your way however...
Basic questions and Answers
(All the questions will be based upon Plate Tectonics)
If you land on a special square you must answer a
question and if you do so correctly you may receive an advantage by a variety of bonuses (Diagrams come with the questions on the cards).
The bonuses include an extra roll, skipping forward, and giving your enemy the hose!
Answering incorrectly causes you to lose a turn and you get the hose.
You automatically lose if you get the hose 3 times.
When a player nears the end he will be faced with the daunting challenge of the final gauntlet.
When in the final gauntlet you will be thrown higher level questions (instead of basic questions) and if you fail to answer correctly in any of these you are to be hosed to death (not actually) and more importantly lose the game.
What is a convergent plate boundary?
A plate boundary in which two plates are colliding
Where do volcanoes form?
A convergent plate boundary including an oceanic plate.
What are the prerequisites for a volcano to be classified as active?
It has had an eruption in at most 10,000 years ago
Along which boundary does an earthquake form?
A transform plate boundary
Where is the focus of an earthquake?
The area where the rock first "slips"
Where is the epicenter of an earthquake?
The point directly above the focus
How is Earth's crust layered?
A lithosphere and an asthenosphere
Basic Questions and Answers #2
How is Earth's crust divided?
Into several lisospheric plates
How do we keep track of the Earth's lithospheric plates?
Via G.P.S. coordinate system
Which crust is thicker, oceanic or continental?
Which crust is younger, continental or oceanic?
What moves the Earth's lithospheric plates?
Convection in the Earth's mantle
What effects the density of magma?
Temperature and pressure
What are the sources of Earth's energy?
Decay of radioactive elements, the original heat of earth's formation, and the impact of meteorites early in Earth's formation
Basic questions and answers #3
Why does Earth have multiple layers
The layers have varying densities
What is subduction?
When a plate sinks below another
What is seafloor spreading?
When magma from the mantle rises up to a divergent plate boundary and becomes crust
Where does older oceanic crust typically lie?
Farther away from the mid-ocean ridge
Where does a volcanic island chain form?
Ocean-ocean convergent plate boundary
During a continental-ocean plate boundary which plate tends to sink?
1. What plate boundary is this?
A transform plate boundary
2. What continent is this?
3. What is the name of the force below acting on the plates?
4. Where is the focus of the earthquake?
The point where the force of the earthquake originates (here)
5. What layer is on the top?
6. Which layer is the lithosphere?
The one on top
7. Where is the P wave?
At the beginning of the seismograph
8. Which one of these is the S wave?
The one on the bottom
5 Higher level questions
1. Evaluate why a volcano occurs and what happens during one.
In a ocean - ocean convergent plate boundary or a ocean - continental convergent plate boundary when an oceanic plate is subducted under the other the plate displaces lava in the asthenosphere and that lava rises up to form volcanoes. When too much lava arises these volcanoes erupt magma onto their environment sometimes forming islands depending on the location.
2. Evaluate why an earthquake occurs and what happens during one.
In either a convergent plate boundary or a transform plate boundary the force between two plates build up as the plates grind up upon each other until one point in the plate breaks and releases all the energy in the form of P waves and S waves releasing energy proportional to the amount of build up the fault has received.
3. Infer what are the effects of volcanoes and earthquakes on the Earth's other systems (The other systems are the biosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the atmosphere, geosphere(name at least 5))
Volcanoes affect the biosphere by burning forests, spreading ash on plant life, and killing animals. They affect the geosphere by forming islands and terraforming hills. They affect the atmosphere by spreading ash to the skies and polluting the air. They affect the cryosphere by melting ice if a volcano is placed under an iceberg. They affect the hydrosphere by changing the climate, making it rain more, and evaporating water. Earthquakes affect the biosphere by killing animals and destroying forests. They affect the hydrosphere by sometimes causing tsunamis. They affect the cryosphere by damaging icebergs with tsunamis and affecting snow. They affect the atmosphere by creating dust. They affect the geosphere by terraforming.
4. Infer what you can do to reduce the risk from an earthquake or a volcano and what some of the monitoring equipment are.
You can listen to monitoring stations and evacuate if you hear an incoming earthquake or volcano. You can try to minimize the time it takes to get your family out of your house in a hurry. You can stay on top of new broadcasts for incoming disasters. Some monitoring equipment for earthquakes are seismographs that measure the force of the earthquake and when the first warnings (P wave) of the earthquakes occur.
5. Evaluate why oceanic crust is usually younger than continental crust.
Oceanic crust is formed on a much more regular basis as it is formed at a mid-ocean ridge and is destroyed much more often as it always subducted under other plates as it moves towards convergent plate boundaries.