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This USGS site provides a history of seafloor spreading, the evidence for it, and how its discovery led to the theory of plate tectonics. Included is an explanation of magnetic striping on the ocean floor, with several illustrations. Links provide further information.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    converging,Informal Education,Higher Education,NSDL,diverging,Undergraduate (Lower Division),transform,plate boundaries,Other Sciences,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,plate tectonics,Seafloor spreading,seafloor spread,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112006284T,Geoscience

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    English

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