Geological Processes DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC778597
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 25
Copyright: 2005

Alt Formats:
Teacher's Guide
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Marc Record

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In 1989, Northern California felt the effects of an earthquake that measured 7.0 on the Richter scale and #151; powerful evidence of the Earth's inner turmoil. Segments cover earthquakes, types of rock, identification of minerals, and plate tectonics.
  • THE ROCK CYCLE: Takes students around the United States to find examples of the three types of rock: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
  • EARTHQUAKES: Discusses how scientists measure the magnitude of earthquakes and the tools they use to predict seismic activity.
  • HOW TO IDENTIFY MINERALS: Travels with a geologist who explains how a rock found in Namibia is identical to one found in Argentina.
  • PLATE TECTONICS: Explains why the surface of the Earth looks the way it does as a result of the activity that goes on below it.