Plate tectonics - The Geological Society

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

This online resource has an interactive map showing tectonic activity.

The map 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.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S8U03 (Year 8)

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, is contestable and is... > ACSHE157