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Movement of Lithospheric Plates


Recognize that lithospheric plates on the scale of continents and oceans continually move at rates of centimeters per year SPI 0707.7.5

Links verified on 6/19/2014

  1. Earth Guide Online - Interactive animations that explain key concepts and processes, plus other interactives and diagrams of related topics for K-12 teachers and students
  2. Pangea to the Present - a study of the history of the Earth's tectonic plates. [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.]
  3. Plate Tectonics - an animation of projected future movement
  4. Plate Tectonics - This exhibit explains the history of our new understanding of the Earth and provides a brief overview of the theories behind it. (an index of animations is available)
  5. Plate Tectonics Animations - These animations were originally produced for the US Geological Survey video Secrets in Stone. They have been converted to animated gifs for web display.
  6. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  7. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - This section provides access to a wide array of visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about plate tectonic movements
  8. Tectonic Plates Animation - Click the picture to open Tectonic plates animation in a popup
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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