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Plate Tectonic Animations
This site contains a variety of plate tectonic animations, paleogeographic reconstructions, and paleoclimate animations. Each animation is viewable from the web page, and has accompanying text that explains the events portrayed. Examples include the formation of the ocean basins, the assembly and breakup of Pangaea, and the collision of India and Asia.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Climatology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, C. R. Scotese. These maps may be used or modified in any manner for personal use, teaching, research or in scientific publications as long as appropriate credit is given to the author. These maps may not be copied, resold, used or modified in any manner for commercial purposes, such as consulting reports, trade journals or the popular press, textbooks, videos, educational CD-ROMS, computer animations, museum exhibits, web sites on the Internet or for any other commercial use, without the express written consent of the author.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-602
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Chris Scotese
University of Texas, Arlington