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*This was my first subject area page!






Teacher Notes
Plate Tectonics Cooperative Learning

Atlases, encyclopedias, Earth Science books, computers, drawing paper, markers, scissors, Earth Science articles.

Each group that came into the library was assigned a different plate to study (e.g.: Juan De Fuca, Nazca, Pacific, Philippine, Caribbean, South American, Eurasian, African, etc.). When they came into the library each library table had a sign with a different plate and the materials gathered by students on that particular tectonic plate.

They had to become experts on that plate. They had to produce a report, a map of the boundaries it covered and a drawing of a plate (see: Teaching Plate Tectonics withEasy-to-Draw Illustrations on  These produced class materials made excellent bulletin boards.

*This page, Earth Science, was the first subject area site on my original school library website. It  started when a colleague of mine Tony Amador came into my library and was looking at the Earth Science books.  I told him to come back later and this page was born.  It also inspired me to start doing Cooperative Learning activities in my school library. Tony and I enjoyed the Plate Tectonics Cooperative activity.
Thanks Tony!

Exit Glacier - Alaska
Photograph by Cybrary Man


My Geology Page

Earth Science Lessons

Earth Science Lessons

Awesome Library - Earth Sciences


How Mountains are Made
Educational Videos

YouTube - Mountains

More Earth Science Sites


Earth Trips

Earth Science Sites

Geoscience-Related Information Servers

Shake, Rattle and Slide - The Work of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Glaciers


IRIS - Animations

IRIS - Interactive Animations

IRIS - Earth and Plate Tectonics Videos

Earth Science Week in Oct

Latest Quake Information - USGS

Live Earthquakes Map

Earthquakes In The Last Week

The Richter Magnitude Scale

IRIS Seismic Monitor

National Earthquake Information Center

Earthquake Videos - WatchKnowLearn

IRIS - Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

Lesson Planning Tips - How to Teach Students About Natural Disasters

Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters...

Earth Science Simulations

Earth's Processes - LiveBinder

Earthquake Facts

Kinetic City: Shape It Up
An Earth Changing Erosion Activity

What causes sinkholes?

Plate Tectonics

Earth Floor Plate Tectonics

How Plate Tectonics Work

Plate Tectonics Power Point

PALEOMAP Project -plate tectonic development

Earth's Continental Plates -

A Science Odyssey You Try It Plate Tectonics (Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker - You Try It!

Geology: Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics Videos | Steve Mouldey

The Dynamic Earth



ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information

Restless Planet: Savage Earth

How Earthquakes Work

Earthquakes for Kids

ABC's of Earthquakes

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-


Tsunamis Videos - WatchKnow

Savage Earth Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis

Tsunami WebQuest

Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan - NYTimes

Teaching Resources for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami | Edutopia

Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan Teaching Kids the News

Tsunami Ripples Across Globe: Animated Video | Open Culture

Japan: Dramatic new video of when the tsunami hit - World - Video - 3 News

YouTube - Strong 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan, tsunami hits North East

Tsunami: An interactive guide that could save your life

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | The tsunami disaster explained

The Best Sites To Learn About Tsunamis | Larry Ferlazzo

The Destructive Power of Tsunami Waves - NYTimes