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Deforming Earth's Crust

Deforming Earth's Crust

Author: Karisa Mantey
Description:

Explain how plate tectonics accounts for the features and processes (sea floor spreading, mid-ocean ridges, subduction zones, earthquakes and volcanoes, mountain ranges) that occur on or near the Earth’s surface.

In this section, you will learn about the effects of tectonic forces on the Earth's crust.  Make sure to watch the notes screencast on deforming the Earth's crust before completing any of the activities.

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Tutorial

Watch this screencast on deforming Earth's crust. Make sure to take notes while watching. Write down any questions you may have on your note sheet.

Deforming Earth's Crust Notes

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the deforming Earth's crust screencast.

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What Forces Created These Geologic Features

Khan Academy Hawaiian Islands Formation

Watch this video about the Hawaiian Islands formation by Sal Khan. Use the notes sheet to take notes while watching this video. Write down any questions you may have on your note sheet.

Hawaiian Islands Formation

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the Khan Academy video on Hawaiian Islands formation.

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Constructed Response Questions

Answer the questions about deforming Earth's crust in your constructed response questions packet.

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