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This on-line project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program. As they complete this series of lessons, students will use real-time data to solve a problem, study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates, and determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes and plate boundaries. Musical Plates has four Core Activities that ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Project
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Mathematics, 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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Appalachian Mountain landforms clearly demonstrate the relation of plate tectonics and structure to geomorphology. The folded rocks record the convergence of two continental plates in Pennsylvanian/Permian time. This page uses text, maps, and remotely sensed imagery to explain the relationship between plate tectonics, geologic structures, and the resulting landforms. It is part of an out-of-print ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology
 
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Earth's surface has changed in countless ways during the 4.6 billion years since it formed, and it continues to change today. This video segment looks at some of the geologic processes that have shaped the landscape near Lake Mead, Nevada, and shows how tensional movement in the vicinity of Lake Mead has begun pulling the North American continent apart. The segment is two minutes thirteen seconds ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Geology
 
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This lesson introduces the idea that rates and directions of plate movements can be measured. The discussion centers on the use of mantle 'hotspots' to determine plate motions. Examples include the Hawaiian Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and the Yellowstone hotspot. The lesson includes an activity in which students use online resources to answer questions about the Galapagos Islands and measure plate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Structural geology
 
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This review material is meant to reinforce student understanding of the relationship between plate tectonics and the rock cycle. Although developed for students in the United Kingdom, it can easily be modified for any region on Earth. The activity involves students answering questions based on their knowledge of plate tectonics and the rock cycle and could be used as a homework assignment or individual ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Problem set
Subject: Geology
 
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This in-class exercise, profiled on the Starting Point website, is intended to have the students discover plate boundaries based on the uneven geographic occurrence of geologic hazards. The website details the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, and context for this activity. It offers an extensive list of links to additional resources and materials for lecture on geologic hazards and plate ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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After a teacher led discussion (some background provided), students will break into groups and recreate global maps at four different points in earth's history. By completing this exploration activity, the learner will: recognize that continents of the western hemisphere "fit" together, create a model that demonstrates the similarity of the continents, identify the major tectonic plates, and calculate ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology
 
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This site contains a variety of plate tectonic animations, paleogeographic reconstructions, and paleoclimate animations. Each animation is viewable from the web page, and has accompanying text that explains the events portrayed. Examples include the formation of the ocean basins, the assembly and breakup of Pangaea, and the collision of India and Asia. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Structural 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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