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 Plate Tectonics-Videos
  number of videos: 39       last edited: 11/8/17

 Alfred Wegener- Continental Drift
   Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift  (2:15)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np9ADpKnBSY

   Continental Drift- Evidence  (21:41)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_TIf2navc


 Seafloor Spreading

   Sea Floor Spreading with Bill Nye  (4:01)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyMLlLxbfa4
   Sea Floor Spreading- Science Channel  (1:11)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-_Z6p5cjKg


 Continental Movements
   Earth’s History- Last 600 Million Years
     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQVoSyVu9rk

   Wilson Cycle-splitting up of a continent
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLJLFYXp-0Q         short
   650 million years in under 2 minutes
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYbTNFN3NBo&feature=related    
   Continental Movements Through Time
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwfCmzAEiY8
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNmUd43pabg  
              (same, but with subtitles)


 Faults
    Faults and Joints
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5CqYqpmfxM
   

 Plate Boundaries
    Types of Boundaries
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gnAtsFoIdw&feature=related
    Plate Boundaries  (20:17)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDcnFUvBdw

 
Subduction   
    Mariana Trench Formation
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRerU_8wpI&NR=1  good
    Cascadia Subduction Zone  (21:10)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0amLbhxCiqc
    Subduction Zone in Action (Model)  1:26
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8J7t3KYr9c

 Locations

 
 Mount Everest/ Himalays
     Himalayan Collision
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1tNHYX4R2o&NR=1   no sound
     Mount Everest Formation
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXixxYKM80&feature=related   short, but good
     Himalayas Forming in 2 Minutes  (2:27)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuSHOQ6gv5Y
     Formation of the Himalayas  (1:14)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDrMH7RwupQ

  Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    Mid Atlantic Split in Iceland  (0:19)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBQ48RgX6Q8 
  
  San Andreas Fault

    San Andreas Fault – Discovery Channel  (3:02)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxPTLmg0ZCw
   
 
East African Rift Valley
    The Great Rift Valley of East Africa  (15:00)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cZYuBiVVYE

 Plate Tectonics
    Tectonics of the Planet Earth  (14:38)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_UBLFUpYQ
    Plate Tectonics- A Documentary  (7:40)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-HwPR_4mP4
    The Early Earth and Plate Tectonics
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDqskltCixA&feature=related
        good, long presentation
    Plate Tectonics- by Isaac Fram
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-HwPR_4mP4
    The Theory of Plate Tectonics
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

   
National Geographic Colliding Continents
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSJNBMOjJs

    Three Types of Plate Movement
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIbArU8ZYBM

    The Story of Earth and Life  (1:30:00)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57merteLsBc

   
Plate Tectonics (convection)-Geo Dharma
     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmE

    Scotese Plate Tectonics
     #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oi9gqvdP_E
     #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGaQs6Kp440&NR=1
     #3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ah3HK9SKo&feature=related
     #4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINrKjuX6DA&feature=related
                very good series-but no sound
  
 Magnetic Reversals
    Magnetic Reversals and Seafloor Spreading  (3:16)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCzCmldiaWQ
    Magnetic Field Reversal  (2:35)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igGsuDYxhEA


 
Convection
    Convection in the Mantle  (1:13)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmE


 Results of Plate Tectonics
     Japanese Tsunami
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6cJo_gD8TU
    
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