UNIT #3: Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift


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Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
Essential Questions for this Unit:
1. What is the theory of Continental Drift?
2. What evidence supports the theory of Continental Drift?
3. What is the theory of Plate Tectonics?
4. What evidence supports the theory of Plate Tectonics?
5. What are the properties of each of the interior layers of the Earth?

PLATE TECTONICS AND CONTINENTAL DRIFT LINKS:

Magnetic Storm Video


How do we know about the layers of the Earth Thought Question Link

Continental Drift Online Pangea Reassembly

Exploratorium Pangea Breakup Animation

How Old is the Atlantic Ocean? Link for Thought Question

Investigating Hot Spots Link

Interactive Plate Boundary Map from Dynamic Earth

THOUGHT QUESTION LINKS FOR HYDROTHERMAL VENT THOUGHT QUESTION ASSIGNMENT

1. Hydrothermal Vents WHOI Link for Thought Question

2. Origin of Life Link for Thought Questions

3. Dawn of Deep Ocean Mining Link for Thought Question

4. Deep Sea Mining May Pose a Threat to fragile Marine Ecosystems according to study Link for Thought Question