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Title: The Nature of Tectonic Plates PDF
Url: https://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/tectonics/plate_mechanics.pdf
Creator: Rhinehart, Ken
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson provides an overview of the various types of interactions between tectonic plates. The discussion uses the analogy of a cracked egg to describe the tectonic plates composing Earth's crust. Other topics include the concentrated earthquake and volcanic activity associated with plate boundaries, types of interactions at the boundaries, and how plate motions are affecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The lesson includes an activity in which students will use online references to locate a hypothetical nuclear power plant in a geologically safe area, investigate the history of large earthquakes in South Carolina, provide a likely location for a hypothetical geothermal power plant, and others.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Sea-floor spreading
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Geographical divisions -- Atlantic Ocean -- Local major divisions, A-Z -- Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Influence of special factors of the environment -- Special, A-Z -- Geothermal power plants
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Geology -- Crust
Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Mid-ocean ridges
Geology -- Sea floor spreading
Geology -- Mass movement
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
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