Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, Transform

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Link to Resource: https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/video/plate_boundaries_convergent_divergent_transform
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Summary:Video lecture on divergent, transform, and convergent types of plate boundaries. Recorded during a 2007 teacher workshop on earthquakes and tectonics. Speaker is Dr. Robert Butler, University of Portland Oregon. Three main types of plate boundaries: Divergent: extensional; the plates move apart. Spreading ridges, basin-range; Convergent: compressional; plates move toward each other. Includes: Subduction zones and mountain building; Transform: shearing; plates slide past each other. Strike-slip motion.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: 9-12; earth; geology; high school; plate tectonics; video
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