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Earthquakes and Plate Movement

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Analyze the relationship between plate movements and areas of earthquake activity 0707.7.5


Links verified on 6/19/2014


  1. Animation of Earthquake Waves - Click the images to see the animations. Play both movies at the same time to examine the relative speeds of the waves. 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
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standardContinental Drift and Plate Tectonics - a 41 slide PowerPoint show with excellent images and animations.
  3. Do Faults Break All at Once, or in Many Short Segments? - animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)
  4. Do Subducting Plates Slide Smoothly Past One Another? - elastic rebound in a subduction zone (animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)
  5. This Dynamic Earth - The story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS
  6. Hell's Crust: Our Ever Changing Planet - from the PBS Savage Earth series, several good animations can be found at this site.
  7. How do Earth’s tectonic plates interact? - divergent and convergent plate boundaries (animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)
  8. How Is Stress Stored Between Tectonic Plates? - elastic rebound on a strike-slip fault (animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)
  9. 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
  10. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  11. Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
  13. Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY [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.]
  14. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes
  15. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  16. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. 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
  22. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. 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
  24. Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
  25. 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
  26. Seismic Wave Demonstrations and Animations - index of resources posted at Purdue University
  27. Seismic Waves - seismic wave simulator . This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  28. Seismic Waves - make your own earthquake 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
  29. Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
  30. 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
  31. Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  32. Tectonics and Earthquakes of Alaska - more than just plate boundaries (animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)
  33. Tectonics of a Region (animations are available for each of the following, for preview in embedded YouTube)
    1. Gulf of California - tectonics
    2. Pacific Northwest - understanding future earthquakes in the pacific northwest
    3. Solomon Island - regional tectonics
    4. Sumatra Tectonics
  34. What Happens When the Crust is Stretched? - exploring the basin and range (animations are available for preview in embedded YouTube)

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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