This is a unit study on plate tectonics in geology or earth science subject. Attempt has been made to cover various points on different plate tectonics theories.
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The language is also kept as easier as so an average student can also understand it very easily.
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The following topics are included in this Unit:
What are plate tectonics?
Physical and thermal structure and sub layer of Earth
Two types of crust (or tectonics plates)
Major and Minor Tectonic Plates
Theory of plate tectonics & Convection currents and Plate movements
Types of plate boundaries:
Continental drift theory and Alfred Wegener
Pangea (all land mass)
Wegener’s Evidence for Continental Drift:
1. Fit of the Continents
2. Fossil Evidence
3. Rock Type and Structural Similarities
4. Climate Evidence
Theory of Sea floor spreading
Mid-Ocean ridge & Mid-Atlantic ridge:
Harry Hess’s ideas on sea-floor spreading
Evidence of sea floor spreading:
1.Eruptions of molten material
2.Magnetic stripes in the rock of the ocean floor
3.The ages of the rocks themselves
10-Worksheets and 4-activities
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