Plate Tectonics Interactive!
Click on the following links, read the information, and otherwise follow directions below the link.
It would probably be good to do a right button click, then "Open in new window" for ease of navigation.
Make sure you visit every link by clicking on each link in the "Navigator" toolbar.
These should be answered today.
1. What are plates?
2. Why do continental plates usually not subduct?
Click on " Let Earthmap show you the plate boundaries".
3.Right button click, then "print picture". PRINT ONLY THE FIRST PAGE!!!
Go back and click on "Plates on the Move".
4. What are the three types of plate movements? Describe each.
5. Describe what happens when a Continental plate and an Oceanic plate converge (collide)
6. What happens when two continental plates converge?
7. What happens when two oceanic plates converge?
8. Where do divergent plate movements take place?
9. Describe the Pangaea theory.
10. Take the "General Puzzles of the Earth Quiz" - to get there, click
Turn in your answers.
NEXT! AFTER YOU TURN IN THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS....
Go to the web sites below, and read through all the links to the files on the USGS web site about Plate Tectonics. Make sure you click on every linked box for your reading.
THIS MATERIAL WILL ALSO SHOW UP ON YOUR NEXT TEST!
Read through the material on this entire website. When you reach the bottom of one page, click on the term next to the arrow that points to the right.
Also, make sure you click on, and read read through all of the diagrams such as the side bars.
Take notes over this:
USGS Plate Tectonics Home
This website has the basics of plate tectonics in a slightly different format than the previous website. It has good illustrations, so if you don't understand any concept, you might want to try this site.
USGS link 1
USGS link 2
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