Here are three animations that reveal how tectonic plates move relative to each other at three types of plate boundaries--transform, convergent, and divergent boundaries. Key features such as the asthenosphere are labeled in the animations. In addition, each animation is equipped with movie control buttons that allow students to play, pause, and move forward and backward through each clip. The animation of a transform boundary shows the North American and Pacific plates sliding past one another, while an oceanic plate subducts under a continental plate producing volcanic activity in the convergent boundary animation. Two coordinated movie clips are used to demonstrate what occurs at a divergent boundary from different viewpoints. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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