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This site contains 25 questions on the topic of plate tectonics, which covers the development of the theory, crustal movements, geologic features associated with tectonics, and plate boundaries (convergent, divergent, transform). This is part of the Principles of Earth Science course at the University of South Dakota. Users submit their answers and are provided immediate verification. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Geology
 
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics and explore how the theory was developed and supported by evidence. Through class discussion, videos, and activities, students seek connections between tectonic activity and geologic features and investigate how the theory of plate tectonics evolved. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This page is a brief introduction to plate tectonics. It starts with a discussion of the evolution of the theory of plate tectonics and the arguments supporting it. It then discusses the processes associated with tectonics and the types of plate boundaries: divergent, convergent and transform boundaries. It concludes with a discussion of the current hypotheses of what causes plates to move. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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This site is the Plate Tectonics portion of the Geology site from the University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology. This exhibit has a section devoted to the explanation of the history of plate tectonics and a section that focuses on the mechanisms driving plate tectonics. The mechanisms section discusses convection, mid-oceanic ridges, geomagnetic anomalies, deep sea trenches, and island ... 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 Enchanted Learning website offers an all-ages description of plate tectonics. The site contains nice, colorful visualizations and clear complete explanations of all parts of plate tectonics. The site also contains activities and web links related to plate tectonics. Users may also follow links to other pages within the Enchanted Learning Earth website. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This site is part of GeoNet Internet Geography, a resource for pre-collegiate British geography students and their instructors. This page focuses on the structure of the Earth and the theory of plate tectonics, including continental drift, plate boundaries, the Ring of Fire, and mountains. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology
 
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This article describes the theory of plate tectonics and its relation to earthquakes and seismic zones. Materials include an overview of plate tectonics, a description of Earth's crustal plates and their motions, and descriptions of the four types of seismic zones. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This plate tectonics unit was designed to be used with a college course in physical geography. Subject matter covered includes: the development of the theory including Wegener's Continental Drift Hypothesis and the existence of Pangaea, Harry Hess and his work on sea-floor spreading, and the final theory. It points out that global features such as deep oceanic trenches, mid-ocean ridges, volcanic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This is a brief description of the results of plate movement according to the Theory of Plate Tectonics. It explains how divergence at the mid-ocean ridges accounts for the discoveries of Harry Hess. The site also refers to the invention of the magnetometer and the discovery of the young age of the ocean floor basalt. It concludes that these are the kinds of discoveries and thinking that ultimately ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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This page provides an overview of the role of plate tectonics in the generation of earthquakes. It provides a map of plate locations and figures that illustrate fault types and tectonic environments (extensional, transform, and compressional). Examples of surface features in the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Indonesia, the San Andreas Fault, the Red Sea, the Zagoros Mountains in Iran, and on the planet ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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