# (solution) Graded Assignment SCI113A: Earth Science | Unit 2 | Lesson 9:

Do the islands appear to be the same age, or are they older at one end of the chain or another? Explain what evidence supports your conclusion

Graded Assignment SCI113A: Earth Science | Unit 2 | Lesson 9: Discuss: Island Chain Formation Name: Date: Graded Assignment
Lab Report for Discussion
the discussion board. Be sure to complete both graphs. Note: You will not turn in this report to your teacher;
1. Do the islands appear to be the same age, or are they older at one end of the chain or another? Explain
what evidence supports your conclusion. Answer: 2. Where are new volcanoes forming? Answer: 3. What is the direction of the plate and how does this compare to the trend in direction of the island chain? Answer: 4. Based on these observations and what you have learned in the lessons, develop a hypothesis about how
Copying or distributing without K12?s written consent is prohibited. Page 1 of 5 Graded Assignment SCI113A: Earth Science | Unit 2 | Lesson 9: Discuss: Island Chain Formation Test your hypothesis and plot your data.
In this lab, you will test the hypothesis by examining actual data. Your hypothesis is based on a general trend in
the age and elevation of the volcanoes. To confirm your hypothesis, test it against actual data. The data below
shows distance, elevation and radioactive age. Distance is your independent variable because you?re seeing how
things change with distance along the chain. Plot elevation with distance and radioactive age with distance on the
graphs provided.
Note: You may round the data on your chart to make it easier to plot.
Number
(referenc
e only, do
not plot)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28 Volcano Name
(reference only)
Kilauea
Mauna Kea
Kohala
Haleakala
Kahoolawe
West Maui
Lanai
East Molokai
West Molokai
Koolau
Waianae
Kauai
Niihau
Kaula
Nihoa
Necker
La Perouse Pinnacles
Brooks Bank
Gardner Pinnacles
Laysan
Midway
Pearl and Hermes Reef
Northampton Bank
Unnamed
Unnamed
Colohan
Abbott
Daikakuji Distance
from Kilauea
Along Trend
of Chain (km)
0
54
100
182
185
221
226
256
280
339
374
519
565
600
780
1,058
1,209
1,256
1,435
1,818
2,432
2,281
1,841
2,600
2,825
3,128
3,280
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Elevation (m)
1,248
4,205
1,670
3,055
452
543
1,026
1,515
1,515
287
137
293
381
171
84
84
58
0
61
12
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age (mya)
0.0
0.4
0.4
0.8
1.1
1.3
1.3
1.8
1.9
2.6
3.7
5.1
7.9
4.0
7.2
10.3
12.0
13.0
12.3
19.9
27.7
20.6
26.6
28.0
27.4
38.6
38.7
42.4 Page 2 of 5 Graded Assignment 5. SCI113A: Earth Science | Unit 2 | Lesson 9: Discuss: Island Chain Formation Plot distance vs. radioactive age, then draw a trend line that shows the general interpretation of the data
points. Note: Drawing a trend line does not mean you connect the dots. A trend line is a line that shows your