Plate Tectonics is Earth's own internal combustion engine. But to fully appreciate Plate Tectonics, you need to know about Geologic Time and Geology itself . . .
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(Earth Rocks! 9:55)
Discovery of plate tectonics, seafloor spreading & subduction
Animated Maps: Plate Tectonics
(Map version followed by globe version)
Why there's a ring of disasters around the Pacific
Interactive Plate Tectonics
EarthViewer is an interactive visualization of Earth through the eons, eras and periods. Students move through time periods to see directly how Earth has changed. But it's not just about Plate Tectonics. EarthViewer connects changes on Earth with biological events, mass extinctions, and impact events. As well, there are a number of in-depth pop-ups for the Greenhouse Effect, Mass Extinctions, Plate Tectonics and a number of other related topics.
Continental Drift and Alfred Wegener
Plate Movement and Boundaries
Earth Layers (to 3:35) and Isostacy
(Earth Rocks! 6:34)
Plate Tectonics Basics
(Earth Rocks! 11:39)
(BBC Geography 4:12)
How India Crashed into Asia and Changed the World
(Think English 9:06)
1 billion years of plate movement in 40 seconds (EarthBytes)
Plate Tectonics Illustrations
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Plate Tectonics for KS4 & KS5 (Grades 10 to 12 + IB DP & AP) from the Geological Society (Original PDF)
GeoBus: What is Plate Tectonics? (1:13)
VOX:" Why there's a ring of disasters around the Pacific (6:34)
GeoBus: What are the types of Plate Boundaries (1:13)
MinuteEarth: Plate Tectonics Explained (2:36)
PBS: How Do We Know Plate Tectonics Is Real? (4:22)
Seafloor Spreading with Bill Nye (4:01)(An oldie, but a goodie)
Magnetic Striping and Sea Floor Spreading (6:26)