|Real Evidence of a Subducting Plate|
The objective of this activity is to allow students to manipulate real data and understand how such data are interpreted and used in support of a theory. The concepts studied are maps, earthquakes, and plate tectonics, particularly a subduction zone plate boundary. The student will learn or be refreshed on using latitude and longitude for mapping purposes. The activity should be used in a unit on plate tectonics so that the student has a basic understanding of plate theory, boundaries, and types of crust. It is also useful to guide a class discussion about the different types of evidence used to support the theory of plate tectonics.
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Adobe Acrobat reader
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Copyright and Other Restrictions is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-576
This resource is referenced by 'The Geological Society of America: Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ms Christine V McLelland
Geological Society of America
Author: Mr Mike Martin
Iowa City School