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Plate tectonics

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Discovering Plate Boundaries

Rice University's Earth Science Department offers the Discovering Plate Boundaries educational activity. The exercise is described as a "data rich exercise to help students discover the processes that occur at plate tectonic boundaries" and has been used successfully with 5th graders to undergraduates. The site provides the necessary downloads of maps; earthquake, volcanic, seafloor, topographic,...
Journal of Structural Geology

The Journal of Structural Geology "publishes original research and review articles in structural geology and tectonics."
PANGAEA Publishing House: Alfred Wegener

The publishing house, PANGAEA, provides a short biography of the German climatologist and geophysicist, Alfred Wegener, at this website. Students and educators can discover the impact his book _The Origin of Continents and Oceans_ has had on the understanding of plate tectonics and continental drift. The site begins by recounting Wegener's early meteorological adventures in the North Pole. Through...
The Geological Society: Plate Tectonics

Teachers and students of earth science and physical geography, as well as the generally curious, may find this educational resource on plate tectonics helpful. This resource comes from the Geological Society of London, a nonprofit professional organization founded in 1807, making it the world's oldest geological society. On the main page, visitors will find an interactive world map that can be...
University of Illinois: Department of Geology Teaching Resources

The University of Illinois has a well-regarded department of geology with staff members and associates who have created a trove of resources for students and educators seeking to know more about the Earth and its forms. The resources are divided into two dozen topical sections, including Big Bang, Building Blocks of Earth, and Geologic Time. Each section contains links to high-quality resources...