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View Resource Tectonics

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College Geo-STAC program?, students will "describe spatial occurrence of earthquakes and tectonic landforms. Students practice Boolean logic queries to select data and describe spatial patterns. In part two, students develop and test hypotheses to explore the relationship between earthquake magnitude, location depth and the impact on human life a...

View Resource Ridge 2000

The Ridge 2000 Program is a long-term program of scientific research on mid-ocean ridges and other tectonic spreading centers. This extensive website offers information for educators, scientists, students, and the general public. Each section contains background material, the latest news and information, and countless images. It also includes information on student competitions, teacher workshops...

View Resource Understanding Plate Motions

This site, from the U.S. Geological Survey, provides an introduction to the motions of tectonic plates. Descriptions of each of the four types of plate boundaries are presented along with illustrations of the motions associated with each. The site also shows examples of each type of boundary, such as the San Andreas Fault in California.

View Resource The Story of Plate Tectonics

This resource is hosted by the United States Geologic Service. The site provides access to online text of "This Dynamic Earth", a book on plate tectonics, including images and text.

View Resource Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics

This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, allows students to use first-hand data analysis to "determine if there is any pattern to earthquake events and speculate on the causes of earthquakes." Intended to be an introductory activity for a unit of study on earthquakes, this 60-minute activity is complete with learning goals, step-by-step classroom procedures,...

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