The Wilson Cycle

Lynn Fichter, James Madison University

This site provides an in-depth and interactive look at the Wilson Cycle in a nine-stage sequence. The Wilson Cycle explains the opening and closing of ocean basins and how certain landforms result; plate tectonics and the rock cycle play a large part in understanding these events. Boundary types are covered, and a series of cross-sections are given to fully explain the cycle. An interactive self-test is also available to assess how well the user understands the rock-cycle and rock types.

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