How are mountains made? What causes an earthquake? How does hot lava come bubbling up? The answer in each case is…tectonic plates!
Volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes… Examine how plate tectonics affect our world.
Test your knowledge about our planet Earth with this quiz.
In this activity, students will use a topographic map of their school grounds to identify geologic features using a printed map.
Aaron blasts off to see what the Earth looked like in Dinosaur Time and finds something that tends to get lost.
For this week’s show we headed to California to visit Jennifer Strauss at the Berkeley Seismology Lab and we hear from Celeste Labedz at the California Institute of Technology.
Planetary scientist Roger Fu talks to host Maddie Sofia about hunting for rocks that can tell us what Earth looked like a few billion years ago, in the early days of the evolution of life.
How can we determine the locations of tectonic plate boundaries? How can we use seismic waves to pinpoint the epicenter of an earthquake? In this activity, students will explore these and other questions using seismic data and triangulation.
By building your own seismograph to document shaking, you and your children will learn about the cause of earthquakes and how scientists measure earthquake intensity.
Plate tectonics played an important role in providing opportunities for life to flourish.