Earth Motion 3: Our Changing Earth   Western Reserve Public Media
Overview Module 1: Earth Cycles Module 2: Our Changing Earth Module 3: Transfer of Energy Teacher Materials Online Resources Hotlist Watch Online

Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth Hotlist

General

Geology.com 
http://geology.com/

Geology News  (Updated daily) 
http://geology.com/news/

 

Lesson Plans

Teaching Plate Tectonics with Easy-to-Draw Illustrations 
http://geology.com/nsta/

 

Layers of the Earth

Earth’s Internal Structure  Diagrams and animations
http://geology.com/nsta/earth-internal-structure.shtml

 

Plate Tectonics

Divergent Plate Boundaries
http://geology.com/nsta/divergent-plate-boundaries.shtml

Earth Floor: Plate Tectonics — Convergent Plates
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates2.html

Earth’s Plates and Continental Drift  Animation of the moving of the plates and much more.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml

Geology: Plate Tectonics  Animation of how continents were joined (Pangaea) and how they moved apart to where they are today 
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html

Giant Fossil Found in Madagascar 
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/headline_universe/olpa/frog_20feb08.html

Lithosphere
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=lithosphere

Newly Found Rock May Prove Antarctica and North America Were Connected 
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/headline_universe/olpa/antarcticrock_17july08.html

Ocean Trenches 
http://www.enotes.com/earth-science/ocean-trenches

Pangea 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea

Plate Tectonics 
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/interior/plate_tectonics.html

Plate Tectonics
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/pt/plate/2/ptpt2_1a.html

Plate Tectonics: Pangea Continent Maps  Gives maps showing the stages of the movement of the plates 
http://geology.com/pangea.htm

Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea — This is difficult reading, but has good information
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/techist.html

Plate Tectonics Map — Plate Boundary Map  Takes a long time to load 
http://geology.com/plate-tectonics.shtml

Plate Tectonics Cycle: Earth’s Moving Force  Lessons for grades K-6 on earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics and hazards
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/pt/index.html

Science Odyssey: You Try It  Uses a boiled egg as a metaphor of the earth 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/

Subduction
http://geology.com/nsta/convergent-plate-boundaries.shtml

Transform Plate Boundaries
http://geology.com/nsta/transform-plate-boundaries.shtml

Types of Plates

Understanding Plate Motion  
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html

 

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature (National Geographic)  Information and interactives about volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/interactive/index.html?section=v

USGA: Ring of Fire, Plate Tectonics, Sea-floor Spreading, Subduction Zones and Hot Spots 
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics/description_plate_tectonics.html

 

Earthquakes

How Earthquakes Work
http://science.howstuffworks.com/earthquake.htm

Earthquakes for Kids — Games, information and more
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Kidipedi: Earthquakes
http://www.historyforkids.org/scienceforkids/geology/earthquakes/index.htm

The Science of Earthquakes
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/eqscience.php

WeatherWiz Kids: Earthquakes — Has an animation of an earthquake
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-earthquake.htm

 

Volcanoes

Hot Spots and the Ring of Fire: Map 
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics/Maps/map_plate_tectonics_world.html

Impact and Effects
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

Photo Gallery: Volcanoes
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Home.html

Ring of Fire
http://www.crystalinks.com/rof.html

Ring of Fire 
http://geography.about.com/cs/earthquakes/a/ringoffire.htm

Volcanoes
http://42explore.com/volcano.htm

Volcanoes: FEMA
http://www.fema.gov/kids/volcano.htm

Volcanoes Online Clear explanations 
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

Volcano World — Facts games and more
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/kids/index.html

What is a Volcano? 
http://wwww.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/interactive/index.html?section=v

What Is the Ring of Fire?
http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzringoffire.htm

 

Transfer of Energy

The Atoms Family  Lesson plans with cute format. (Grades 4-8)
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/

Convection, Conduction, Radiation Short explanation 
http://www.mansfieldct.org/schools/mms/staff/hand/convcondrad.htm

Heat Energy and Efficiency  Short explanation 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/energy/heatrev1.shtml

Quia — Heat Game 
http://www.quia.com/pop/10875.html

 
pbs.org Copyright©2010, Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc. All rights reserved.