Plate Tectonic Primer

Lynn Fichter, James Madison University

This site gives an in-depth look at the theory of plate tectonics and how it works. The structure of the Earth is discussed, with brief rock type descriptions. The structure of the lithosphere, plate boundaries, interplate relationships, and types of plates are all covered in detail.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology