Here are all the free resources to help you learn and teach about Plate Tectonics.

Earth's Interior Layers

Earth’s Interior Layers

Here is a great activity for your students if you are starting them off on a Plate Tectonics topic - ...
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Earth's layers explained

Earth’s layers explained

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Plate Tectonics Google Map

Plate Tectonics Google Map

A teaching resource by Mariana Garcia Serrato San Jose, CA, USA For several years I have been teaching Plate Tectonics ...
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Benioff Zones - earthquake evidence for subduction

Benioff Zones – earthquake evidence for subduction

When we look at the earthquake evidence for Plate Tectonics, one amazing feature is the Benioff Zoned earthquakes that show ...
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Structure of Earth

Structure of Earth

Have your students summarize the basic structure of the Earth - crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core - on ...
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Volcano shapes - shield, composite/stratiform, caldera - and chemistry

Volcano shapes – shield, composite/stratiform, caldera – and chemistry

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Transform fault plate boundaries - what are their features?

Transform fault plate boundaries – what are their features?

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Convergent plate boundaries - subduction, collision and Island arcs - what are their features?

Convergent plate boundaries – subduction, collision and Island arcs – what are their features?

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Divergent plate boundaries - what are their features?

Divergent plate boundaries – what are their features?

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The Evidence for Plate Tectonics

The Evidence for Plate Tectonics

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Earth's Magnetic Reversals, Polar Wandering and Plate Tectonics

Earth’s Magnetic Reversals, Polar Wandering and Plate Tectonics

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Earthquakes - what you need to know!

Earthquakes – what you need to know!

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Introduction to Plate Tectonics

Introduction to Plate Tectonics

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Lava in Lihue - Role play activity

Lava in Lihue – Role play activity

Description : A classroom role-play activity where students play the role of various town people when their town is being ...
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Rocks of Ages

Rocks of Ages

Description : Student activity where they calculate the speed of a moving tectonic plate by using the ages of rocks ...
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Evidence for Plate Tectonics

Evidence for Plate Tectonics

The evidence for Plate Tectonics is very conclusive.  It is a very well supported theory, and while scientific debate continues ...
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Boundaries - how the plates interact

Boundaries – how the plates interact

The Earth's plates don't just sit there.  They move and interact at their boundaries - and that is what makes ...
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Plates  - understanding the tectonic jigsaw pieces.

Plates – understanding the tectonic jigsaw pieces.

The Earth's rocky outerlayer (the lithosphere) is broken up into around seventeen major pieces that we call tectonic plates.   ...
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The Earth's Crust - a simple way to view it.

The Earth’s Crust – a simple way to view it.

The Earth's crust - that outermost rocky layer of our planet - can be daunting to understand.   To start ...
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Earth's Interior Layers

Earth’s Interior Layers

Have your students label a diagram of the Earth's interior layers - on one side are the chemical layers (Crust, ...
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Cruise of the RV Oakley

Cruise of the RV Oakley

Have your students plot water depth data from a ship's survey as it passes over plate tectonics features such as ...
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Earth's Plate Tectonic Features

Earth’s Plate Tectonic Features

Have your students use this Google Map that shows different features on Earth that are related to Plate Tectonics - ...
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World Earthquakes by Depth

World Earthquakes by Depth

Have your students use this Google Map of a month of the globe's Earthquake data to see how earthquakes are ...
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Plate Tectonic 3D Models

Plate Tectonic 3D Models

Have your students construct 3D cut-out interactive paper models of : Sea Floor Spreading Subduction Zone The package also includes ...
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Where to build the Hospital - Lava risk

Where to build the Hospital – Lava risk

Where to build the hospital - Lava Risk Mapping Have your students take on the role of a volcano risk ...
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Subduction Worksheet

Subduction Worksheet

Plate Tectonics - Subduction Zone worksheet Have your students research and then label the features of a Subduction Zone using ...
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Crust Types Worksheet

Crust Types Worksheet

Plate Tectonics - Types of crust worksheet Understanding the differences between the two types of crust on Earth is fundamental ...
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Science on an Active Volcano

Science on an Active Volcano

Want to make your Science teaching and learning exciting? What could be better than learning about the science of an ...
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