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This demonstration models the manner in which the convection currents in the mantle of the Earth cause movement of the plates. Convection currents in the mantle were thought, for many years, to be solely responsible for plate tectonic movements, with the movement taking rocks down at destructive margins and new rocks forming when plates spread. It is now thought likely that there are three possible ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Structural geology
 
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Information on this site about the early history of the Theory of Plate Tectonics begins in 1912 with Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), who noticed that most of the continents seem to fit together like a puzzle. The west African coastline seems to fit nicely into the east coast of South America and the Caribbean sea, and a similar fit appears across the Pacific. He proposed that the continents were once ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, History and philosophy of science
 
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In this activity, students explore how the movement of tectonic plates forms mountains, volcanoes, oceans, and earthquakes. It first describes the plates and the various types of interaction at plate boundaries. An interactive map of the world shows the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes, allowing the student to click on selected place to explore a volcano, mountain, hotspot or ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, 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 interactive map tool enables students and scientists to better understand the relationships between geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS data. It contains prepared images taken from the Jules Verne Voyager. Users can choose from a variety of base maps, add a number of geographic and geophysical overlays (e.g. plate boundaries, earthquake and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Biological oceanography
 
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This text reports on the two expeditions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration to map the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean. Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data were acquired as the expedition mapped the Caribbean plate, an entire tectonic province of the Earth. The featured section of the report is on the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Report
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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Exploring Our Dynamic Planet consists of interactive tools, curriculum, and background materials that enable students to better visualize geophysical and geological processes and structures. A classroom module explores plate tectonics using geodesy results from GPS to observe and measure crustal motion. Tools include Jules Verne Voyager, Jr., which allows students to choose from a variety of base ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This is a brief review of the role of polar reversals in the development of the Theory of Plate Tectonics from the old continental drift concept of Alfred Wegener. It describes the physical difference between the continents and the ocean floor and also the surprising order of the magnetic bands on the ocean floor and how this led to the idea of sea-floor spreading as postulated by Fred Vines and Drummond ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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In this activity, students create a model of sea floor spreading using two sheets of white paper and a metric ruler. The paper strips are pulled through a slit representing a mid-ocean ridge and divergent plate boundary. The model mimics how molten material rises to the surface and then spreads out in both directions. The resource is part of the teacher's guide accompanying the video, NASA SCI Files: ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology
 
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This site provides an in-depth and interactive look at the Wilson Cycle in a nine-stage sequence. The Wilson Cycle explains the opening and closing of ocean basins and how certain landforms result; plate tectonics and the rock cycle play a large part in understanding these events. Boundary types are covered, and a series of cross-sections are given to fully explain the cycle. An interactive self-test ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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