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This module offers an introduction to the concepts explored by Alfred Wegener, Harry Hess, and others. It is the first in a series on plate tectonics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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The distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world confirmed the theory of plate tectonics first proposed by Wegener. These phenomena also help categorize plate boundaries into three different types: convergent, divergent, and transform. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This lesson discusses the interior structure of the earth as defined by research on the behavior of seismic waves as they move through the layers inside of the planet. The lesson details both compositional layers as well as mechanical layers. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This module discusses the hydrologic cycle and its impacts on the planet Earth. Additionally, the module addresses connections between the hydrologic cycle, climate and the impacts humans have had on the cycle. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This module provides an overview of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Major sources and sinks of carbon are discussed as well as the impact of human activities on global carbon levels. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This module provides an overview of the nitrogen cycle and the chemical changes that govern the cycle. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This module explores the composition of the earth's atmosphere, how temperature and pressure vary in the atmosphere, and the scientific developments that led to an understanding of these basic concepts. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology
 
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