Use the powerful program Google Earth to explore local geology! View recent earthquakes, volcanoes around the world, plate boundaries, and more. Includes handout, instructions, worksheet, and links to updated Google Earth files.
BAESI Google Earth Plate Tectonics Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file.
The original file for this exercise is too large to host on this site. However, you can download up-to-date maps from the USGS on their Google Earth/KML Files page.
This activity teaches students how to use a web-based mapping program while learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics.
This link downloads a Microsoft Word (.doc) file.