Describe internal forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movements that are responsible for the earth's major geological features such as mountains, valleys, etc SPI 0507.7.1
Links verified 9/25/2011
- Animations Plate Tectonics animation (Warning!: These animated gifs, including the smallest files, load slowly)
- Animations in the form of PowerPoint shows are available from the PLATES project at the University of Texas.
- Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - a 41 slide PowerPoint show with excellent images and animations.
- This Dynamic Earth - The story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS
- Hell's Crust: Our Ever Changing Planet - from the PBS Savage Earth series, several good animations can be found at this site.
- History - Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea
- How the Plates Move - a lesson from Volcano World
- Major Tectonic Plates of the World - The earth's surface is broken into seven large and many small moving plates clearly labeled on this map
- Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
- Mechanisms - explanation of the driving forces behind plate tectonics
- Mountain Belts - high quality transparency master
- Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master
- Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
- Observe the break up of Pangaea - This animation shows how the locations of continents and islands have changed over the past 150 million years.
- Observe animations of processes that occur along plate boundaries (transform, convergent and diverging)
- Paleomap Earth History maps
- Paleomap VR animations
- Pangaea to the Present - a study of the history of the Earth's tectonic plates.
- Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY
- Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes
- Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
- Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
- Plate Tectonics Practice Exam - twenty-two multiple-choice questions developed by university students
- Plate Tectonic Puzzle - lesson plan including puzzle pieces to cut out
- Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids
- Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page
- Plate Tectonics Quiz - press Start then click on the named part of the drawing - his is hard! or
- Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science
- Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service - In this section you can calculate plate tectonic reconstructions of any age back to 150 My.
- Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
- Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. (requires Shockwave plug-in) or
- Seismic Waves - This real-time 3D application allows users to create seismic waves of any magnitude and pass them through a variety of terrains. The student can view the seismic activity in the terrain through both a textured and wire frame view.
- Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
- Teaching about Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics - plan for a virtual journey to the earth's center
- Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master
- Underground Igneous Rock Formations - high quality transparency master
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