Plate Tectonics

This page includes links to resources and activities to go along with my Plate Tectonics Unit! Find the Plate Tectonics Unit and other nature-based learning materials in my Shop!

1.) Related freebies from Wild Earth Lab

2.) Volcanic Eruption Research Project

Suggested Eruptions to Research:
  • Mt. Etna, Italy (many eruptions in recent times)
  • Mauna Loa, Hawai’i, US (2022)
  • Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala  (2018)
  • Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland (2010)
  • Mt. St. Helens, US (1980, 2004)
  • Krakatau, Indonesia (1883, 2018, many others)
  • Laki, Iceland (1783)
  • Mt. Vesuvius, Italy (79 AD)
Online Eruption Resources:

These websites and articles can help you pick a volcanic eruption and begin your research.

3.) Earthquake Research Project

Suggested Earthquakes to Research:
  • Turkey & Syria (2023)
  • Sumatra, Indonesia (2005, 2007, 2012)
  • Haiti (2010)
  • Sichuan, China (2008)
  • Indonesia (2004)
  • Alaska, US (1964)
  • Valdivia, Chile (1960)
  • San Francisco, US (1906)
Online Earthquake Resources:

These websites and articles can help you pick a earthquake and begin your research.

4.) Additional Plate Tectonics Activities & Lesson Plans (external links)

This is a list of free lesson plans and plate tectonics activity ideas from other authors for educators to use.

5.) References (external links)

These include reference websites, books, and materials I used to fact check the information within the Plate Tectonics Unit as well as other websites you may find helpful in planning your lessons. Use the links below to enjoy the wealth of information these references have to offer!

Plate Tectonics
Layers of the Earth
Scientific Theories

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