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Plate Tectonics in Action (05:27)


Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's surface is divided into plates that sit atop the asthenosphere and move. Boundary types determine plate interactions and result in mountain ranges, volcanoes, or earthquakes.

Mountain-Building (09:30)

Learn how mountains form, types of mountains, and how tectonic plates contribute to formation. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Rocks under stress can be pushed together or pulled apart; learn how rocks react to stress.

Volcanoes (09:50)

The Ring of Fire is a zone of intense tectonic plate activity running along the parameter of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the structure of a volcano and how they work.

Earthquakes (06:17)

Most earthquakes originate from faults. Faults, like the San Andreas Fault, are caused by the movement of tectonic plates; rocks under stress bend or break. Elastic rebound causes earthquakes.

Credits: Mountains, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes (00:20)

Credits: Mountains, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

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Mountains, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

Part of the Series : Teaching Systems Earth Science Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Sometimes Earth can be more sensational than a tabloid magazine. It’s full of drama, drama, drama. This video documents some of the more wild times on the planet and what it’s all got to do with plate tectonics. It might even contain some revealing photographs. Topics include: Plate Tectonics, Mountain-Building, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes.

Length: 32 minutes

Item#: BVL155023

Copyright date: ©2013

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