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Earth's Geologic Features

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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

  1. Animations Plate Tectonics animation (Warning!: These animated gifs, including the smallest files, load slowly) A video is available through this link
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsAnimations in the form of PowerPoint shows are available from the PLATES project at the University of Texas. A video is available through this link
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardContinental Drift and Plate Tectonics - a 41 slide PowerPoint show with excellent images and animations.
  4. This Dynamic Earth - The story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS
  5. Hell's Crust: Our Ever Changing Planet - from the PBS Savage Earth series, several good animations can be found at this site.
  6. History - Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea
  7. How the Plates Move - a lesson from Volcano World
  8. 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
  9. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  10. Mechanisms - explanation of the driving forces behind plate tectonics
  11. Mountain Belts - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
  14. Observe the break up of Pangaea - This animation shows how the locations of continents and islands have changed over the past 150 million years. A video is available through this link
  15. Observe animations of processes that occur along plate boundaries (transform, convergent and diverging) A video is available through this link
  16. Paleomap Earth History maps
  17. Paleomap VR animations A video is available through this link
  18. Pangaea to the Present - a study of the history of the Earth's tectonic plates.
  19. Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY
  20. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes
  21. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  22. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
  23. Plate Tectonics Practice Exam - twenty-two multiple-choice questions developed by university students This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  24. Plate Tectonic Puzzle - lesson plan including puzzle pieces to cut out This is an Adobe Acrobat document This link includes something for the teacher to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  25. Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  26. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  27. Plate Tectonics Quiz - press Start then click on the named part of the drawing - his is hard! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  28. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  29. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service - In this section you can calculate plate tectonic reconstructions of any age back to 150 My. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  30. Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
  31. Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. (requires Shockwave plug-in) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  32. 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. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  33. Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
  34. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTeaching about Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics - plan for a virtual journey to the earth's center A lesson plan can be found at this site
  35. Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  36. Underground Igneous Rock Formations - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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