Tectonics investigator: hot spots [ESL]

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson  |  RAR

Published on 2016 April 8th

Identify how the movement of tectonic plates produces features of the Earth’s surface. Investigate hot spots and volcanic chains. Predict the formation of seamounts and new volcanic islands. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects.

Students investigate the formation of magnetic stripes at divergent plate boundaries.
Students interpret the role of magnetic stripes in support of tectonic plate theory.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
Earth and Space
Educators, Learners, Students

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