Learning objects Tectonic boundaries

TLF ID L5830

Apply different tectonic forces to plate boundaries. Compare the effects when plates collide, separate, or slide past each other. Investigate the causes of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Investigate important boundary sites, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Andes, the San Andreas Fault, the Himalayas, and the Tonga-Kermadec Trench. Predict the geological events occurring at plate boundaries at different locations on Earth. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify and explain the tectonic processes occurring at divergent, convergent and transform boundaries.
  • Students relate geological features to different tectonic boundaries.
  • Students predict geological processes and features at different locations on plate boundaries.
Educational value
  • Illustrates processes occurring at divergent, convergent and transform boundaries.
  • Leads students to identify types of plate movements occurring at different boundaries, and to identify associated phenomena.
  • Tests student understanding of plate movements and tectonic forces through multiple-choice questions.
  • Provides structured feedback to student input.
  • Explains the origins of catastrophic geological events.
  • Challenges students to identify tectonic processes and features at selected boundary locations.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
Strand
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Cycling of matter
    • Science/Comprehension
    • Science/Conclusions
    • Science/Consequences
    • Science/Earth
    • Science/Geology
    • Science/Earth movements
    • Science/Folds and faults
    • Science/Force
    • Science/Erosion
    • Science/Geological cycles
    • Science/Investigation
    • Science/Kinetic energy
    • Science/Interactions
    • Science/Observation
    • Science/Plate tectonics
    • Science/Processes
    • Science/Structure
    • Science/Science
    • Science/Scientific theory
    • Science/States of matter
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Abstraction;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning;
    • Demonstrations

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.