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Tectonic Plates


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This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics is an online book that introduces the theory of plate tectonics. It includes topics such as understanding plate motions, historical perspective, and more...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Exploring Earth: Investigations provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics...  (National Science Foundation)
Exploring Earth: Visualizations features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement...  (National Science Foundation)
Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey provides resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Earth and Space Science provides activities, animations, and lessons on the structure, processes, and history of earth, as well as the solar system, and astronomy. Topics include earthquakes, faults...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Teaching Boxes helps teachers create earth science activities that focus on gathering data and analyzing scientific evidence. Topics include plate tectonics, weather essentials, seasonal upwelling...  (DLESE, supported by Multiple Agencies)
NASA Earth Observatory provides new satellite imagery and scientific information about Earth's climate and environmental change. It features stories about the atmosphere, oceans, land, life, heat and...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education is a database of materials for teaching earth science concepts. Created by teachers and earth scientists, the database includes maps, documents, and other resources for teaching about...  (National Science Foundation)
Astro-Venture provides interactive tutorials on biology, geology, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences. Biology topics include ecosystems, energy, producers and consumers, and the cycle of matter...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise helps students learn about aerosols, ozone, air pressure, tropical rainfall and hurricanes, plate tectonics, earth science careers, and more...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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