Plate tectonics - The Geological Society

Plate tectonics - The Geological Society
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource has interactive maps of the tectonic plate boundaries and their features

These interactive maps of the Earth have optional layers showing tectonic plate boundaries, volcanoes, earthquakes, types of boundaries etc.

There is also a teacher site that has worksheets and past exam questions from the UK.  

Ideal as part of a web search, or to support a current unit of work.

Additional Information

This interactive site uses Flash technology and so won't work on the Apple iPad that does not support this technology.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS172
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity... > ACSSU180
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and... > ACSHE157