1. Do some research:
Read the following article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-floridas-sinkhole-epidemic-180969158/ (Links to an external site.)
Explore Florida’s interactive sinkhole map: https://ca.dep.state.fl.us/mapdirect/?focus=fgssinkholes (Links to an external site.)
(Links to an external site.)Use the information at this link to get some context as to what the map shows and how to use it: https://floridadep.gov/fgs/sinkholes/content/subsidence-incident-reports (Links to an external site.)
2. Write discussion paragraphs:
Tell us what you discovered! Use the interactive map and the information provided in the article to make an initial post that includes:
A paragraph that summarizes where in Florida sinkholes are most likely to form and why, and addresses why is it so hard to make a prediction map for sinkholes.
Take a screenshot of an area of interest on the sinkhole map (your choice) and tell us what you see in terms of sinkhole risk. You can select a city or county or part of the state and talk about patterns or trends, or any other interesting patterns or insights. Pay attention to what the colored zones indicate – it can help you with your interpretation of sinkhole risk.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! Please do not use any other sources than the three provided at the top!