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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 9/19/2014


  1. Animations - Plate Tectonics animation 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. How the Plates Move - a lesson from Volcano World [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. 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
  8. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  9. Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
  11. Observe animations of processes that occur along plate boundaries (transform, convergent and diverging) A video is available through this link
  12. Paleomap Earth History maps
  13. Paleomap VR animations A video is available through this link
  14. Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY
  15. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes
  16. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  17. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
  18. Plate Tectonics Practice Exam - twenty-two multiple-choice questions developed by university students [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Plate Tectonic Puzzle - lesson plan including puzzle pieces to cut out [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This is an Adobe Acrobat document This link includes something for the teacher to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  20. Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  22. 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
  23. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  24. 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
  25. Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
  26. 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
  27. Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
  28. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTeaching about Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics - plan for a virtual journey to the earth's center [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  29. Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  30. 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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