Let’s go to Hawaii! The state of Hawaii is actually an archipelago. How was the Hawaiian Archipelago created? Why are there so many volcanoes there and why many of those volcanoes are still active? Are the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago moving like continents do? Do all the Hawaiian islands suffer from earthquakes? What are the most famous geologic sites on the Hawaiian islands? Why do the Hawaiian islands have so many wildlife species that live only there (endemic) and not in any other parts of the world? Why do the Hawaiian islands have so many invasive species? Are the oceans around the Hawaiian islands rich in biodiversity or poor? How can people live in Hawaii where there are active volcanoes? Aren’t people being killed because of these active volcanoes? Would you live in Hawaii on any of its islands? Did people live in the Hawaiian islands before Westerners arrived? Are the Hawaiian islands rich for mining?
Investigate about the Earth Science of the Hawaiian Archipelago and write an essay about it. The questions provided above are to motivate you to investigate about this topic; you do not need to answer them one by one. The essay must be at least four paragraphs long, and each paragraph must contain at least five sentences (you can write more than four paragraphs and more than five sentences per paragraph if you wish to do so). The content of your essay must be written entirely in your OWN words. Use in-text citations in parenthesis (APA style) if you paraphrase information from other authors. Paraphrasing is not copy-pasting or copying and changing a few words from other authors’ writings – it is writing it in your OWN words to explain the authors’ writings. Only when necessary you can quote, but these quotes do not count towards the last tally of the number of paragraphs and sentences required from your OWN writing. You must cite and list at least three references on this topic at the end of your essay (use APA style).