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Title: Tectonic Plate Movements and Hotspots PDF
Url: https://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/platespeed/plate_speed.pdf
Creator: Rhinehart, Ken
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson introduces the idea that rates and directions of plate movements can be measured. The discussion centers on the use of mantle 'hotspots' to determine plate motions. Examples include the Hawaiian Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and the Yellowstone hotspot. The lesson includes an activity in which students use online resources to answer questions about the Galapagos Islands and measure plate movement rates using online data for the Hawaiian Islands hotspot.
LC Classification: History (America) -- United States local history -- Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountains in the United States -- Yellowstone National Park
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 -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Geographical distribution. Biogeography. Phylogeography -- Topographical divisions -- Australasia -- Pacific Area. Pacific islands -- By island or group of islands, A-Z -- Galapagos Islands
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Geographical distribution. Biogeography. Phylogeography -- Topographical divisions -- Australasia -- Pacific Area. Pacific islands -- By island or group of islands, A-Z -- Hawaiian Islands
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Geology -- Crust
Geology -- Earthquakes
Geology -- Mantle
Geology -- Plate tectonics
Geology -- Volcanoes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
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