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Learning objects Tectonics investigator: magnetic stripes

TLF ID L5828

Investigate tectonic plate behaviour. Identify how plate movements produce many features of the Earth’s surface. This learning object is part of a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the formation of magnetic stripes at divergent plate boundaries.
  • Students interpret the role of magnetic stripes in support of tectonic plate theory.
Educational value
  • Illustrates and explains magnetic stripes at divergent boundaries as evidence of plate movement.
  • Allows students to control plate movement to demonstrate the formation of magnetic stripes.
  • Tests student understanding and interpretation through multiple-choice questions.
  • Provides structured feedback to student input.
Year level

8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Geology
    • Science/Earth movements
    • Science/Heat
    • Science/Fossil records
    • Science/Evidence
    • Science/Geological cycles
    • Science/Geological samples
    • Science/Observable properties
    • Science/Magnetism
    • Science/Plate tectonics
    • Science/Rocks
    • Science/Science
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • 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: 27 May 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
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.