Exploring Plate Boundaries
Exploring Plate Boundaries
Most geologic events occur at the boundaries of Earth’s plates. Earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building are a direct result of interactions at plate boundaries.
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You will Learn:

  • about the interaction of Earth’s lithospheric plates at their boundaries
  • how earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building are a result of interactions at plate boundaries
  • how new ocean floor is generated and continents rift apart at divergent plate boundaries
  • how lithosphere is destroyed at each of the three types of convergent boundaries
  • how transform faults sometimes join convergent boundaries and divergent boundaries to form a network

Features Include:

  • photos, illustrations, and animations by Dennis Tasa and others
  • an intuitive navigation style: swipe or use arrows, drop-down menu, page thumbnails
  • info popups with additional detailed information and image credits
  • thought-provoking notebook questions relating to material found on the page that may be shared
  • interactive quizzes that are scored and may be copied, printed, or shared
  • a fun puzzle showing the three different types of plate boundaries
  • a comprehensive, scored review section where students analyze illustrations and diagrams

Grade levels:

  • 7–13
System Requirements
iPad, iOS 10.3 or later
Standards
Correlates to Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
  • ESS2.B Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
  • ESS3.B Natural Hazards
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