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Visitors to this site can learn about the theory of plate tectonics, the history of its development, and the mechanisms that drive the formation, movement, and destruction of continents and tectonic plates. A selection of animations depicts the movements of crustal plates and continents through time. Each animation is accompanied by an interactive time scale that provides links to descriptions of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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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. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology
 
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This collection provides a wide array of visual resources and supporting material about plate tectonic movements. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, and numerous illustrations and photos. This collection is not exhaustive but does represent some of the best sources for teaching. Resources can be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Geologic time, Structural geology
 
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This collection of animations shows episodic tremor and slip (slow earthquakes) from a subducting plate with locked, slow slip, and no slip zones. The first two show wood blocks being pulled over sandpaper to simulate buildup and release of strain in locked and slow slip zones of a subducting tectonic plate, and to simulate episodic movement of a subducting tectonic plate. Graphs display time versus ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This is the web page for PLATES, a program of research into plate tectonic and geologic reconstructions at the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics. The page contains links to a brief overview of plate tectonics and plate reconstructions using the PLATES Project's global plate reconstruction model, in addition to movies in the format of powerpoint animations which can be downloaded ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Video, Visualization - scientific, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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This resource offers animations depicting the defining motions of five different types of faults. Also included is a data visualization showing the geographic patterns of faults and earthquakes, and a documentary video which discusses a series of great earthquakes that occurred between 1811 - 1812 and includes an animation of how the Mississippi River Valley was created. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This Caltech website contains movies and animations about mantle convection, along with brief summaries of the science behind it. Topics covered include supercontinents, superplumes, Australia, oceanic plates and faults, plate tectonic models, and stirring by mantle convection. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physical geography, 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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