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January 23, 2015
Visual, tactile introduction to tectonic plates and the relationship between plate margins, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
I don't think this could be the core of any high level lessons but it is a tool that could be used across all age-levels to help students start thinking about tectonic plates. Older students could easily memorize plates and their relative sizes using this app, as well as make some important observations about where earthquakes and volcanoes cluster. They can also learn about the different types of plate movements in a tactile way that is much more engaging than a geography book diagram!Continue reading
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December 14, 2014
Gets students thinking deeper about plate tectonics
Students developed a deeper understanding of Plate Tectonics in one period using this app, than they typically would across days of "typical" instruction. I highly recommend this app for anyone teaching plate tectonics. There's really nothing I would suggest as far as improvements.Continue reading
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