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Montgomery County Public Schools Adventure Tours, Inc Request for Proposal (RFP) RFP No.

. ESS-300 Tectonic Tour Brochure/Poster Background The surface of the Earth is broken into pieces, called plates. The plates carry continents and ocean basins as the molten mantle below drags them in all directions. In some places plates collide, in others plates spread apart, and in others plates scrape past each other. Volcanoes and earthquakes occur along plate boundaries, evidence of the relentless motion and heat flow below. Because the plates move slowly and because the plates are so large, the average person does not have the opportunity to observe and experience the dynamic geologic conditions at each type of boundary. Request Adventure Tours, Inc., plans to offer educational tours of locations in interesting tectonic environments. Imagine that you are the scientific consultant for Adventure Tours. Your mission is to select five (5) of the locations listed below, and create a travel brochure or poster that advertises and explains the tectonic features of the five locations. Choose 5 from the following list: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador (Andes Mountains) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming ingvellir National Park, Iceland Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Pinnacles National Monument, California (San Andreas Fault) Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa (East African Rift Valley) Dead Sea, Mideast

I. Design a. Bi-fold or Tri-fold brochure or a small poster b. Includes map showing locations, plus images and geologic information about each location II. Rationale a. Explanation of why this location has active geologic processes and features 1. description of plate boundaries and plate motion at each location 2. description of geologic features at each location III. Prototype a. Plan your brochure to fit on two sides of 8 1/2x 11 paper b. Plan your poster to fit on a 18 x 24 piece of construction paper

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Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics


The design process
Identify the Problem S.T.E.M
Develop Solutions Communicate Generate Ideas

Step 1: Identify the Problem


1. According to the Request for Proposal (RFP), what is the problem? (What are you being asked to do?) (1 point)

2. What are the design constraints and other factors that may affect your project? (Remember, design constraints are things that can affect or limit the results of your project.) (4 points)

3. What do you need to learn before you begin generating ideas to solve the problem? (Reread the RFP . . . what information might you need that you do not have right now?) (4 points)

4. What questions do you have about the RFP requirements of the challenge? (1 point

MCPS: Request for Proposal (RFP) RFP No. ESS-300 - -Tectonic Tour Brochure/Poster Criteria World map with location marked with a label or a key. (1 point per location) Type of plate boundary the location is on or if it is an inter-plate location. (3 points per location) Names of adjacent plates (If there is a plate boundary, there is a plate on each side of the boundary. If it is an inter-plate location, name the plate it is on.) (2 points per location) Image (photo or drawing) of the location (1 point per location) Description of geologic features at the location (volcanoes, earthquakes, rifts, trenches, faults, geysers) What kind of volcano- strata-cone, cinder-cone, shield, and is it dormant, extinct, or active? For the dead sea, describe the qualities. Describe the characteristics that make it special. For the Pinnacles, describe the Pinnacles themselves. For Iceland, describe the rift valley. For Yellowstone, describe the various features that are there because of TECTONIC activity. (3 points per location) Explanation of the plate tectonic processes at each location: why volcanoes are forming, how earthquakes are generated, etc. Volcanoes- how does that specific type of volcano form? What makes it dormant, extinct, or active? Why is the Dead Sea the way it is? How did it form? How did the Pinnacles form? How did the rift form in Iceland? (3 points per location) Grade Location 1 10 3210 Location 2 10 3210 Location 3 10 3210 Location 4 10 3210 Location 5 10 3210

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