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This animation illustrates subduction of an oceanic plate beneath continental crust and the processes that can result in volcanic eruptions. 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 resource defines and describes composite volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, subduction-zone volcanoes and composite cones. The information is from different sources and therefore the site gives a broad picture of these forms. The shape of the volcano is described as a function of the type and frequency of eruption and its proximity to plate boundaries. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, 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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The objective of this activity is to allow students to manipulate real data and understand how such data are interpreted and used in support of a theory. The concepts studied are maps, earthquakes, and plate tectonics, particularly a subduction zone plate boundary. The student will learn or be refreshed on using latitude and longitude for mapping purposes. The activity should be used in a unit on ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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The Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA), an organization devoted to the study of earthquakes and crustal deformation along the Cascadia subduction zone, provides information on the organization's facilities, personnel, and research projects, as well as links to datasets on earthquakes and crustal motion. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geophysics, Technology
 
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This animation illustrates how tsunamis can be caused by underwater earthquakes, which are frequently located at subduction zones where oceanic plates are slipping under continental plates. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Structural geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site presents video animations and maps of exploration routes, bathymetry, undersea tracks of submersibles, satellite imagery, aerial photography. The section of animated images includes a three-dimentional flythrough created by using bathymetric data, video animations of a mid-ocean spreading center, an animation of the subduction zone, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physical geography, Physical oceanography
 
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This information on the two major types of plate interaction and the resulting features discusses the Mid Atlantic Ridge and the mid-ocean ridges in connection with divergence and ocean trenches and connects the Pacific Ring of Fire to the concept of subduction. Volcanic activity as a result of subduction is also covered. The site also features links to goals, objectives, and materials for a hands-on ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This 50 slide PowerPoint presentation introduces the basic structural facets of an island arc system. Magma series (tholeiitic, alkaline, calc-alkaline) and differentiation within magma series are related to the major elements. Other trends in magma series (spatial, temporal, trace element, isotope) are presented. Petrogenesis of magmas is illustrated in terms of mantle flow, rate of subduction and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This collection of animations, demonstration projects, paper models, and other teaching tools is designed to aid in the understanding of geologic processes. Topics include sea-floor spreading and subduction, earthquakes, seismology, magnetometers, volcanoes, and wave types. Links are provided to other sites containing paper models (i.e., volcano, trilobite, nautiloid) and other geology and natural ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics
 
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