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Earth Like a Puzzle
This interactive feature provides an introduction to the theory of plate tectonics. Topics include the history of ideas on plate tectonics, some evidence that the continents were once connected to each other, what happens when plates move and collide, and a description of the internal structure of the Earth. Interactive illustrations and animated maps are included to help reinforce these concepts.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2001, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-456
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Scripps Institution of Oceanography