William Prothero, University of California, Santa Barbara
This CD-ROM consists of tools for investigations of the theory of plate tectonics. Modules include virtual plate tectonics lecture (30 minute animated plate tectonics video), geography game, profile game, MAP data display, and graphics workshop. Data are accessible through a point and click interface with extensive online help. Data includes elevations, seafloor and island ages, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceanic heat flow, volcano and landform images and movies. Detailed DEM data and images are available for selected mid ocean ridge study areas. A companion teacher's manual discusses elements of a science investigation, how to write a science paper, how to use the software, and gives examples of investigations that can be performed. The CD-ROM can be ordered from this website.
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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.