Plate Tectonic Animations

Chris Scotese, University of Texas, Arlington

This site contains a variety of plate tectonic animations, paleogeographic reconstructions, and paleoclimate animations. Each animation is viewable from the web page, and has accompanying text that explains the events portrayed. Examples include the formation of the ocean basins, the assembly and breakup of Pangaea, and the collision of India and Asia.

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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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleogeography, Tectonics, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Atmospheric Science, Geophysics