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This lesson introduces the idea that rates and directions of plate movements can be measured. The discussion centers on the use of mantle 'hotspots' to determine plate motions. Examples include the Hawaiian Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and the Yellowstone hotspot. The lesson includes an activity in which students use online resources to answer questions about the Galapagos Islands and measure plate movement rates using online data for the Hawaiian Islands hotspot.

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    Informal Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Technical Education (Lower Division),NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-106,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Earth system science,Biological science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508144048236T,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physical science,Life Science,General science,Chemistry,Geoscience,Technical Education (Upper Division)

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    English

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