The Theory of Plate Tectonics is called the unifying theory of geology because it explains most geological features and phenomena that occur on Earth. During the past several weeks, we have conducted field studies at locations where geological events and processes are occurring because of the movement of tectonic plates .
Assignment: You will create a short documentary film presentation for a location on Earth where tectonic activity has changed the lithosphere over time, creating spectacular landforms, features and events. The film should be suitable for presentation on the National Geographic, Travel or Discovery channels. The purpose of the film is provide viewers with extensive geologic information in a creative and interesting way
Produce your documentary using iMovie. Your documentary should be 3-5 minutes in length, engaging to your audience, school-appropriate, and demonstrate expertise about the geological formations and phenomena occurring at the assigned location.
Documentary Checklist- Your documentary should
Show where on Earth the location is.
Show and describe specific geological landforms at your location. (These include volcanoes, mountains, and faults)
Show and describe specific geological events that have occurred at your location. (These include major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions)
Show and identify the name(s) the tectonic plate(s) at this location.
Identify the type of plate boundary and describe the motion of the plates at this location?
Explain how the motion of tectonic plates causes the landforms, events, and processes occurring at this location. (This should connect to #2 and #3)
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