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Title: Plate Tectonics: The Hawaiian Archipelago
Url: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.hawaii/
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Since the Hawaiian Islands were all created by volcanic activity, it is somewhat surprising that only the island of Hawaii now possesses any active volcanoes. Why did the volcanoes that built the other islands stop erupting and why are those on the big island still active? This video segment, adapted from a NOVA television broadcast, shows how plumes of hot material rise from the Earth's interior to create 'hot spots' in the crust which are the locations of volcanic activity. Movement of the Pacific Plate causes volcanic islands to continually form, migrate away from the hot spot, and become extinct, forming chains of islands like the Hawaiian Islands. The segment is four minutes thirty-seven seconds in length.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- America. Western Hemisphere -- North America -- United States -- The West -- Pacific and Mountain States. Far West -- Hawaii
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Plate tectonics
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 -- Volcanoes. Volcanism
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geology -- Volcanoes
Geography -- Volcanoes and volcanics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Education (General)
Geology
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-12 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-10 12:25:32 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 8
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