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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
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