Unit 3 The Dynamic Crust


Video Lesson  Daylight Savings Time (Sunday, March 12, 2023 and Sunday, November 5, 2024)

Major Topics and Objectives 
3A. PLATE TECTONICS

Video Lesson 3A-1a Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Video Lesson 3A-1b How were the Rocky Mountains Formed
Video Lesson 3A-2 Paleomagnetism and Magnetic Reversals
Video Lesson 3A-3 Plate Boundaries

3B. EARTH’S INTERIOR
Video Lesson 3B-1  Earth’s Crust and the Interior
Video Lesson 3B-2  Earth’s Crust and the Interior (short overview)
Video Lesson 3B-3  Earth's Inferred Interior (p. 10 ESRTs)
Video Clip: Jurassic Park Dig Site Scene using Seismic Mapping

3C. EARTHQUAKES
Video Lesson 3C-1  Earthquakes
Video Lesson 3C-2  What risks are associated with earthquakes?
Video Lesson 3C-3  How can earthquakes help us understand what the interior of the earth is like?
Video Lesson 3C-4  How Tsunamis form
Video Lesson 3C-5 Tsunami in Japan (from the BBC)

3D. FINDING EARTHQUAKE EPICENTERS, DEPTHS, & ORIGIN TIMES
Video Lesson 3D-1a  Earthquake Epicenters and seismic waves overview
Video Lesson 3D-1b  Finding Earthquakes 
Video Lesson 3D-2  Finding Earthquake Origin Time 
Video Lesson 3D-3  Lab 3-6 Subtracting Time Examples
Video Lesson 3D-4  Lab 3-6 Finding EQ distance and Origin Time
Online Time Calculator  Subtracting Time Calculator

Unit 3 The Dynamic Earth Links: Plate Tectonics Earth’s Interior
Earthquakes

Laboratory Investigations
Lab 3-1 Patterns of Crustal Activity (NGLS)

Lab 3-2 Evidence of Plate Boundaries (NGLS)

Lab 3-3 Speed of Crustal Plates (NGLS)

Lab 3-4 Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Depths (NGLS)

Lab 3-5 Earthquakes in N.Y. and the U.S., Risk, & Prediction (NGLS)

Lab 3-6 Finding Earthquake Epicenters and Origin Times