Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
Use My World GIS to analyze evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics by studying data of fossil and glacier deposits, elevation and bathymetry, seafloor age, and earthquake and volcano locations.
**Requires My World GIS License.
In this lab, students learn about the theory of plate tectonics. They also:
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures: Analyzing several types of data that support the theories of Pangaea and continental drift, developed by Alfred Wegener, and the theory of plate tectonics. Using My World GIS to explore data regarding fossil and glacier deposits, elevation and bathymetry, seafloor age, and earthquake and volcano locations to explore the evidence for plate movement.
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.