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Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild...
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Published in 2010
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Most of the Earth is hot, molten metal and rock. In fact, the inhabitable part makes up less than 1% of the planet's mass.
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Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of Earth science and explains many of the major features of how our planet operates. It accounts for Earth's history including the distribution of life and past climate change.
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Published in 2012
Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last 50...
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"MyShake is a free app for Android (and in the future, iOS) phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs """"silently"""" in the background on your phone using very little power - just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the...
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This activity has students make a fault like out of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The sandwich is sliced at an angle, letting the instructor demonstrate the three types of fault lines: normal, thrust, and strike-slip. The layers of the sandwich represent offset layers of the earth's crust.
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In this lesson, students will create three-dimensional (3-D) blocks out of paper to learn about the types of faulting that occur at the Earth’s surface and its interior, and explain how earthquakes are generated by fault movement. Step-by-step directions will provide students with the necessary...
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Published in 2000
The purpose of this guide is to provide additional material to educators interested in using the Stratovolcanoes of the World poster published by the National Geophysical Data Center in August 2000. For each volcano featured on the poster, NGDC provides a map showing the location of the volcano, a...
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Earthquakes create seismic waves that travel through the Earth. By analyzing these seismic waves, seismologists can explore the Earth's deep interior.
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This activity has students making a topographic model out of salad trays. Students copy maps onto the trays and add different topographic features. When put together, the trays show a complete topographic map.
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Published in 1993
This report contains instructions and two patterns for making a terrestrial globe and a tectonic globe. The pattern or map projection is designed to be glued onto a used tennis ball. The terrestrial globe is intended to help visualize the location of the continents and oceans. The purpose of the...
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Published in 1991
This report contains instructions and a pattern for making a 3-D paper model of a volcano. This model is intended to help students and others to visualize a stratovolcano (inside and out) and to learn some of the terms used by geologists in describing it. By constructing and examining the model,...
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USGS explains the science behind earthquakes.
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The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
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Published in 2017
This short article details 5 different volcanoes and how they've changed over the past 30 years. Using Google Earth Timelapse technology, students can see changes in Montserrat, Santiaguito, Kilauea, Mt. St. Helens, and Mount Pinatubo from 1984 to 2016. Each interactive map features zoom features,...
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Chapter 1 focuses on Plate Tectonics looking at the Earth's layers, Earth's evolution, and plate movement. Lessons included in this chapter: Earth's layers, Pangea to present, How Earth's Plates Move.
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Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they erupt? Click through this interactive as it tells you about how volcanoes form, possible forecasting techniques, and coping with volcanic eruptions.
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This website provides current news, eruption updates, teaching and learning tools, images, and general volcanic information.
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The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...
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Published in 2008
This animated guide to earthquakes takes visitor through the workings of the Earth, from mantel and core movements to earthquake movement.
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