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Savage Earth: Hell's Crust - Our Everchanging Planet
This is an on-line article from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Savage Earth Series. The article discusses plate tectonics with a focus on mantle convection, plate boundaries, hot spots, and the structure of the Earth. The article is illustrated and contains links to Shockwave animations. Each sidebar provides a summary of the respective topic and some supporting illustrations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Video
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Shockwave player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-185
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service, WNET