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Plate Tectonics Education Website and CD
'Learning With Data' is a complete learning package aimed at supporting science process teaching and learning through the exploration of Earth Data. All of the data, tools, activities, background learning materials, homework assignments, and inquiry activities needed to implement data-rich investigations into the theory of Plate Tectonics are described on the website and provided in an accompanying CD-ROM, available for purchase. Students may select and plot earthquakes, recent quakes from USGS, elevation profiles, sea floor age profiles, volcano locations, island ages, and heat flow data, then assemble and annotate the plots to use in writing activities or lab reports. The content contains animated presentations of plate tectonics theory, interior of the Earth, and volcanoes and their role in plate tectonics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
There is a cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-319
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: William A. Prothero
Earth Education Online