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This is a brief overview of the Theory of Plate Tectonics. According to the theory, the Earth's surface layer, or lithosphere, consists of seven large and 18 smaller plates that move and interact in various ways. Along their boundaries, they converge, diverge, and slip past one another, creating the Earth's seismic and volcanic activities. These plates lie atop a layer of partly molten rock called ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This is the web site for a Plate Tectonics Theory class at The University of Nevada, Reno. The home page/syllabus contains links to several of the topics covered in the course. The topics with web based lecture materials are earthquake seismology, structure of the Earth, composition of the Earth, lithospheric deformation, the plate tectonics paradigm, and the driving mechanisms of plate tectonics. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This abbreviated explanation of the subject of plate tectonics is divided into several parts. The first section, entitled Into the Earth, describes the crust, mantle and core of the Earth, while the next section shows a world map with the plates delineated. The section called Action at the Edges uses text and diagrams to explain what is occurring at the plate boundaries. Links lead to a detailed discussion ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This module offers an introduction to the concepts explored by Alfred Wegener, Harry Hess, and others. It is the first in a series on plate tectonics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) site provides links to geology field notes providing information about National Parks, National Monuments, and National Recreation Areas that have to do with plate tectonics. The site also has illustrations and descriptions of different plate boundaries. The parks are divided into categories depending on which type of plate boundary they are located on. This includes ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Government portal
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This quiz for younger students asks them 10 questions about plate motions, rock types in continental and oceanic crust, crustal formation and mountain building, the supercontinent Pangea, and the theory of continental drift. A link to a page on continental drift provides information to answer the questions. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology
 
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'Learning With Data' is a complete learning package aimed at supporting science process teaching and learning through the exploration of Earth Data. All of the data, tools, activities, background learning materials, homework assignments, and inquiry activities needed to implement data-rich investigations into the theory of Plate Tectonics are described on the website and provided in an accompanying ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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This frequently-asked-questions feature provides answers about earthquakes, faults, plate tectonics, and earth structure. Maps and diagrams are provided with some answers, and links to additional information and to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This page consists of two maps of the world, showing how earthquakes define the boundaries of tectonic plates. Volcanoes are also distributed at plate boundaries (the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific) and at oceanic ridges. It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory website, which features written material, images, maps, and links to related topics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In this lesson, students will learn to distinguish the different layers of the Earth, observe the effects of plate movements, and explore the reasons for earthquakes and volcanoes. They will label and measure the thicknesses of each layer of the Earth (lithosphere, asthenosphere, etc.) and record their results, construct models from sand and clay to illustrate what happens at the three types of plate ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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