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In this computer-based activity, students work in pairs or threes to find New Zealand volcanoes using a map and Google Earth. Google Earth gives impressive 3D aerial photography that can be viewed in great detail by scrolling with a mouse. Volcanoes in New Zealand are clearly evident.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • appreciate the topography of New Zealand
  • recognise some volcanoes on aerial/satellite photographs
  • use a map to find volcanoes in aerial/satellite photographs
  • to explain latitude and longitude
  • use latitude and longitude to record the location of volcanoes.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • student worksheets
    Published 9 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles