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This introduction to plate tectonics covers plates and boundaries, subduction zones, colliding continents, plumes, and earthquakes. There is also more advanced material on buoyancy, floating continents, and rates of isostasy; sedimentation, continental growth, rifts and creation of continental margins, passive and active margins, and island arcs and back-arc basins; continental collision, folding ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This text explains how detailed mapping of the ocean floor led scientists like Howard Hess and R. Deitz to revive the Holmes convection theory. Hess and Deitz modified the theory considerably and called their new theory Sea-floor Spreading. Among the seafloor features that supported the sea-floor spreading hypothesis were: mid-oceanic ridges, deep sea trenches, island arcs, geomagnetic patterns, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a lesson where learners explore plate movement and the relationship between plate tectonics and volcanoes. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is lesson five in the Astro-Venture Geology Training Unit that was developed to increase students' awareness ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Geology
 
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This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, includes a variety of educational sites to visit on plate tectonic theory. Learners can use underwater earthquake data to identify plate boundaries with links to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Acoustic Monitoring Program Ocean Seismicity data. Data from the Northeast Pacific, eastern Equatorial ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This publication provides an introduction to the theory of plate tectonics. It was intended as a companion to the map entitled 'This Dynamic Planet', published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution. Topics include the history and development of the theory, lines of evidence, plate motions and interactions, hotspots, what drives plate motion, and extraterrestrial plate ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, and provides a brief overview of what is currently known about the Earth's tectonic plates and their motions. The segment ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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The distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world confirmed the theory of plate tectonics first proposed by Wegener. These phenomena also help categorize plate boundaries into three different types: convergent, divergent, and transform. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This web site was put together by the U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey) and the N.P.S. (National Park Service) and provides an overview of plate tectonics. It begins by explaining about the Earth's core, mantle, and crust. It then discusses the crustal plates and the types of plate boundaries (convergent, divergent and transform). The lesson ends with paleogeographic reconstructions of plate ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This lesson provides an overview of destructive earthquakes and their connection to tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. It includes a discussion of some especially destructive historic earthquakes, and a brief introduction to contintental drift and the theory of plate tectonics. There is also discussion of basic seismology (types of waves) and measures of the magnitude of an earthquake (the Richter ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Problem set
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This Teaching Box is an online assembly of interrelated learning concepts that focuses on finding the evidence for plate tectonics. Digital resources, education standards, and comprehensive lesson plans are combined to provide an inquiry-based exploration of each of three lines of evidence for plate tectonics: fossil distribution, locations, depths, and types of earthquakes; and locations and types ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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