Plate Tectonics-Discover Our Earth

Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC), Cornell University

This site from Cornell University presents an illustrated and interactive description of plate tectonics. Topics covered include an introduction to plate boundaries and sea floor spreading, and the use of earthquake activity to locate plate boundaries. After each topic is established, it is followed by a series of exercises using the QUEST interactive program.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Activities, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Structural Geology