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Description:

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.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Keywords:

NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space sciences,Physical sciences,Social Sciences,Graduate/Professional,Environmental science,Astronomy,Higher Education,Science,NSDL_SetSpec_2634352,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003062056107T,Chemistry,Physics,Seamount,Structural geology,Geology,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Plate tectonics,Earth science,Geoscience,Space Science

Language:

English

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