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1) An introduction to tectonics- movie image

1) An introduction to tectonics- movie

This movie introduces the topic of tectonics at KS4 level by looking at a variety of issues that pupils will study. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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2a) Earthquake distribution worksheet image

2a) Earthquake distribution worksheet

This worksheet focuses on the distribution of earthquakes around the world. 

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2a) Earthquakes- presentation image

2a) Earthquakes- presentation

This presentation introduces earthquakes, looking at everything from causes, to where they occur, to the damage that they cause.

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2b) Earthquakes- conservative plate boundary animation image

2b) Earthquakes- conservative plate boundary animation

This flash animation illustrates the motion that occurs at a conservative plate boundary, showing how the movement here can cause earthquakes.

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2c) Earthquakes compared presentation image

2c) Earthquakes compared presentation

This presentation compares the San Francisco earthquake of 1989 with the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Whilst the earthquakes were similar in magnitude their consequences were very different.  

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2d) Earthquakes- tsunami movie image

2d) Earthquakes- tsunami movie

This movie looks at tsunamis that are caused by undersea earthquakes. It looks at causes, effects, examples and responses. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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2e) Earthquakes- magnitude and death toll worksheet  image

2e) Earthquakes- magnitude and death toll worksheet

In this worksheet, pupils need to use analyse the link between magnitude and death toll for all of the earthquakes that killed people in 2010. There is also a presentation reminding the pupils of how to construct a scatter graph.

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2f) Earthquakes- scatter graph presentation for use with magnitude worksheet image

2f) Earthquakes- scatter graph presentation for use with magnitude worksheet

This presentation will help pupils with constructing scatter graphs. It includes advice on how to insert a scale break if necessary. 

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3a) Volcanoes presentation image

3a) Volcanoes presentation

This presentation introduces volcanoes, their cause, types, effects and impacts.

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3b) Volcanoes- Mt Pinatubo presentation image

3b) Volcanoes- Mt Pinatubo presentation

This presentation focusses on Mt Pinatubo's eruption in 1991, which was the largest volcanic eruption in over 100 years. It looks at the background before the eruption and then the events that followed.

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3c) Volcanoes- acid lava volcano animation image

3c) Volcanoes- acid lava volcano animation

This flash animation illustrates what happens when an acid lava volcano erupts.

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3d) Volcanoes- shield volcano animation image

3d) Volcanoes- shield volcano animation

This flash animation illustrates what happens when a shield lava volcano erupts.

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3e) Volcanoes- composite volcano animation image

3e) Volcanoes- composite volcano animation

This flash animation illustrates what happens when a composite volcano erupts.

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