Teacher Resources

Plate Tectonics

Publication Tutorials

Teacher Resources

Greenpieces Plate Tectonics Webquest Introduction

[Field Trips] [Lessons] [Links] [Special Needs] [Webquests]

Plate Tectonics

USGS Learning Web

Geology Field Trip guides
Are there geological sites in near you that you could take a class to or take pictures of that might help you teach plate tectonics? Here are some field guides of areas in California:

California Volcanoes and Volcanics- A USGS site presenting volcanic areas in California

Geology and Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Area: A Field-Trip Guidebook (USGS)

Hayward Fault Tour

San Andreas Fault in the Bay Area tour

Travel Guide to Earthquake Country-

UC Berkeley campus geology tour

Walking tour of Hollister's fault areas


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ask mr. science - page 5 smashing the earth, errors, how many stars, life spans,
BEST Institute California Geology
Beyond Discovery, When the Earth Moves Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics
Class links
Earth & Environmental Science - Dynamic Earth
Earth & Environmental Science - Tectonic Impacts

Earth Science Links
Earthquakes Webquest
East Islip School District Integrated Science and Technology Activities
EES 9.2 Tectonic impacts
Global Land Cover Facility Home Page
Home Page
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
It's still just a theory
Musical Plates Project
NASA's Global Change Master Directory
Our Changing Earth Websites
Plate tectonics and people [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
Science Links, Science Centre, Auckland College of Education
Society for the Prevention of Plate Tectonics
STANSW Conference Presentation - Web Tools for Teachers
Tectonics Links
The Restless Earth
The Theory of Plate Tectonics
Unit IV--Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)

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Teaching Strategies and Special Needs Accomodations
The following PDF files, developed by Greenpieces team member Dr. Bruce Ostertag of CSUS, provide information about accommodating special needs students, teaching science, and helping at risk students: (You will need Acrobat Reader, available from Adobe.)

Accommodating: General Examples

Considerations When Working with At Risk Students

General Accommodating for Students in Science with Special Needs

Guidelines for Teaching Factual Information

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Want to write your own webquest or find one that fits your needs? Here are some helpful links:

The Webquest Page at SDSU- The grandfather of webquest sites

Educational search tools

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For questions, comments, and corrections, e-mail Bruce.