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NBMS Media Center: Tectonic Tour

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Photographs from Britannica Image Quest

Mount Kilimanjaro Old Faithful Mount St. Helens
                  All images are from Britannica Image Quest.

Web Links

http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/teachers/t_tectonics/swf_earthquake_triangulation/p_activity_eqtriangulation.html

Five General Resources

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/tectonic.htm  (Tectonics Plate Map)
http://geology.com/plate-tectonics.shtml  (Tectonic Map at geology.com)
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/
http://volcano.si.edu/index.cfm
http://geology.com/

Definitions you will need - look them up on Encyclopaedia Britannica or http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Caldera

Tuff

Radio carbon

Ring of Fire – General Information

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/fire.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Cotopaxi National Park

http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=352050%20

Yellowstone National Park

http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=325010

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

http://www.volcano.si.edu/region.cfm?rn=13

http://www.marinebio.net/marinescience/02ocean/hwgeo.htm

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/

Pingvillir National Park, Iceland (For images search -  Thingvellir Park - in Image Quest.)

http://www.thingvellir.is/english  

https://sites.google.com/site/curtispingvellir/

https://notendur.hi.is/oi/geology_of_thingvellir.htm

https://sites.google.com/site/trangpingvellir/images

Dead Sea, Middle East

Map - http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/structure/leb/tectonics/regional/regional.htm

http://www.extremescience.com/dead-sea.htm

http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/dead_sea/tectonic.html

Encyclopaedia Britannica – High School level article (see link to Brtitannica in box on right)

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State

http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=321050

Live video - http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/

National Geographic photography - http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/05/mount-st-helens/cook-photography

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa

 http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=222150

https://sites.google.com/a/apps.hopkinsschools.org/plate-tectonics---regions/home/mount-kilimanjaro

Pinnacles National Monument, California (San Andreas Fault)  (For images search Pinnacles National Monument.  Also, San Andreas Fault.)

http://www.nps.gov/pinn/naturescience/geology.htm

Encyclopaedia Britannica – high school article (see link to Britannica in box on right)

All photographs are from Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest.  (Get yours there, too.  See box on right.)

Tectonic Handouts

Database Resources for Tectonic Research

Find user names and passwords for these databases on Edline in upper right hand column.  

Use the above database to obtain your copyright friendly images for your project.  Thousands of pictures from which to choose.

Encyclopedia

Student Resource Junior

Sirs Discoverer