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Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker
In this activity, the Earth's crust and mantle are compared to the shell and insides of a boiled egg. A computer simulation is provided in which students can click and drag crustal "plates" to form various types of plate boundaries. Brief descriptions of the boundary types accompany the simulation.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Interactive version requires Shockwave software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-590
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Television, Boston, Public Broadcasting System