Plate Tectonics

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North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters

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WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS LearningMedia


In this lesson, students are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics and explore how the theory was developed and supported by evidence. Through class discussion, videos, and activities, students seek connections between tectonic activity and geologic features and investigate how the theory of plate tectonics evolved.

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