ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions


In this video Paul Andersen explains how plate tectonics explains the large-scale system interactions on our planet.  Large plates float on the mantle and interact to form the major landforms on the planet.  Evidence for plate tectonics include the location of earthquakes, the reversed polarity of newly formed oceanic crust and the warping of crust by large bodies like glaciers and lakes.  A K-12 teaching progression is also included.