Instructional Resources

Videos | Instructional Handouts | Source GIS Files

Videos
Web GIS Investigation 1 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Investigation 2 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Investigation 3 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Investigation 4 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Investigation 5 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Investigation 6 Tutorial (QuickTime Video)
Web GIS Features Overview (QuickTime Video)

Instructional Handouts
Geohazards and Me: What geologic hazards exist near me? Which plate boundary is closest to me? Teacher Guide (PDF / MS Word)
Geohazards and Me: What geologic hazards exist near me? Which plate boundary is closest to me? Student Guide (PDF / MS Word)
Geohazards and Me: What geologic hazards exist near me? Which plate boundary is closest to me? Investigation Sheet (PDF / MS Word)
How do we recognize plate boundaries? Teacher Guide (PDF / MS Word)
How do we recognize plate boundaries? Student Guide (PDF / MS Word)
How do we recognize plate boundaries? Investigation Sheet (PDF / MS Word)
How does thermal energy move around the Earth? Teacher Guide (PDF / MS Word)
How does thermal energy move around the Earth? Student Guide (PDF / MS Word)
How does thermal energy move around the Earth? Investigation Sheet (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plates diverge? Teacher Guide (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plates diverge? Student Guide (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plates diverge? Investigation Sheet (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plate move sideways past each other? Teacher Guide (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plate move sideways past each other? Student Guide (PDF / MS Word)
What happens when plate move sideways past each other? Investigation Sheet (PDF / MS Word)

Source GIS Files
Earthquakes M > 4.0 (9/08-9/11) (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/epic/epic_global.php)
Historic Earthquakes M < 6.0 (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?t=101650&s=1&d=1)
Historic Earthquakes M 6.0-8.0 (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?t=101650&s=1&d=1)
Historic Earthquakes M > 8.0 (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?t=101650&s=1&d=1)
Volcanoes (http://www.volcano.si.edu/tdpmap/downloads.cfm)
Plate Boundaries (http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f155b76c13c84f62864446847f1ae652)
Seismic Hazards (http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/static/GSHAP/)
Global Plate Vectors (http://www.unavco.org/community_science/science-support/crustal_motion/dxdt/gpsvel/products.html)
Hot Spots (http://www.mantleplumes.org/)
Surface Heat Flow (http://peterbird.name/publications/2008_torque_balances/2008_torque_balances.htm)
Lithosphere Thickness (http://peterbird.name/publications/2008_torque_balances/2008_torque_balances.htm)
Age of Ocean Floor (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/ocean_age/ocean_age_2008.html)
Enhanced Bathymetry (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/global.html)
Marine Gravity Anomaly (http://topex.ucsd.edu/WWW_html/mar_grav.html)
Historic Faults (http://services.azgs.az.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/aasggeothermal/CaActiveFaults/MapServer)
GPS Plate Vectors (http://facility.unavco.org/data/maps/GPSVelocityViewer/GPSVelocityViewer.html)
USA Population Density (http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=302d4e6025ef41fa8d3525b7fc31963a)
Subducting Slab Depth (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/data/slab/)