Learning Exercise

Tutorial Review for Plate Tectonic Processes

Self-guided review for Plate Tectonic Unit
Course: Intro to Earth Science/geology

Web site about plate tectonic processes. Contains links, animations, and ablility to change levels of difficulty, also... see more


Have students log on to web page read through tutorial. Remind students to
click on all links relating to plate tectonics. This may be used as a review
a unit or an in class assignment to aid ESL and low-level learners.


prior knowledge of commonn plate tectonic process, ie.. convergence, subduction, and faulting.


Lithospheric movements at plate boundaries, including subduction, spreading zones, transform fault boundaries.

Learning Objectives

Plate tectonics operating over geologic time; types of boundaries, and features of the ocean floor provides evidence of plate tectonics