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Hot spots from biomass burning indicated on a topographic map of Borneo Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This site is part of the United States Geological Survey, Cascade Volcano Observatory web site. It provides general information about the theory of plate tectonics. It correlates specific landform types and physical processes with the types of plate boundaries where they occur. The explanation of each boundary type includes real world examples and links to United States Geological Survey web pages ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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This world map shows the major plates and plate boundaries, including such notables as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the San Andreas Fault, and the Java and Aleutian Trenches. The Pacific Ring of Fire is shown, including the Cascade Range. The location of major volcanoes is also depicted. A feature of this site is a black and white version that can be printed out for greater clarity. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geology
 
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This animation, listed as 2.10 in Chapter Two in the Essentials of Geology web page, shows how hot spot volcanoes arise. Users may access this and many other animations describing plate tectonic processes from the Chapter Two webpage. Users may also follow links to other chapters in the Essentials of Geology book. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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This animation illustrates the formation of the islands of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Users can stop, play, fast forward and rewind the animation at any time to stress important points. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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This article discusses the idea of 'hot spot' volcanoes, those not associated with plate tectonic boundaries, but rather with relatively stationary sources of heat energy (thermal plumes) in the mantle. Topics include the development of the theory by Canadian geophysicist J. Tuzo Wilson; the mechanics of volcanism over a hot spot as seen in the Hawaiian Islands; ancient Hawaiian observations of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This is an on-line article from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Savage Earth Series. The article discusses plate tectonics with a focus on mantle convection, plate boundaries, hot spots, and the structure of the Earth. The article is illustrated and contains links to Shockwave animations. Each sidebar provides a summary of the respective topic and some supporting illustrations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Video
Subject: Geology
 
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This series of radio shows describes ten major environmental issues facing the Great Lakes, as determined by the Great Lakes Radio Consortium in a survey of 28 stakeholders in the Great Lakes basin. The ten issues are invasive species, point source pollution, non-point source pollution, shoreline development and wetlands, cargo shipping channels, disappearing native species, pollution hot spots, air ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This lesson provides students with information about how islands are formed, including a basic knowledge of plate tectonics. Using the islands of Hawaii as an example, students learn about the earth processes that cause the formation of islands over time, including volcanoes and hot spots. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Structural geology
 
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Part of Prentice Hall's Planet Diary, this computer activity covers volcanic activity. Students research the most recent volcanic activity and the locations and names of each volcano. They then find out which tectonic plates the volcanoes are located on or if they are hot spots, and if any are part of the Ring of Fire. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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