This Thinkquest offers an encyclopedic look at plate tectonics and volcanoes. Reference sections describe the interior of the Earth, continental drift, sea floor spreading, subduction, volcano types and eruptions, lava flow, and famous volcanoes. Lesson plans cover the internal structure of Earth, plate tectonic theory, and how volcanic eruptions and earthquakes affect the human environment. There is a plasticine plates activity; a volcano-related game, crossword puzzle, and comics section; and a volcanic database containing descriptions and photographs of volcanoes around the world.
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Java-script-enabled browser needed for the game and crossword puzzle.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-152
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Publisher: ThinkQuest, Inc.