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Our Shifting Globe (4:27)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:00 What is a tectonic plate and what are some of the characteristics of the Earth’s plates?
  2. 01:38 What special role do oceanic plates play in the story of the Earth?
  3. 01:43 What drives the movement of the tectonic plates?
  4. 02:43 What causes earthquakes?
  5. 03:29 What did the surface of the Earth look like 250 million years ago?
  6. 04:16 How long did it take for the Earth to take on the appearance it has today, and how fast did the plates move?