Plate tectonics - The Geological Society

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

This online resource has interactive maps of the Earth that 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