Modules: Getting Started, Virtual Plate Tectonics Lecture (30
minute animated plate tectonics video), Geography Game, Profile
Game, MAP data display, and Graphics Workshop image editing and
on MAP: ETOPO5 elevations, seafloor and
island ages, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceanic heat flow,
volcano and landform images and movies. Detailed DEM data and
images are available for selected East Pacific Rise (9N) and
Mid-Atlantic Ridge study areas.
Point and click on a scaleable, scrollable world map. Quakes may
be plotted in map or section view, heat flow data are accessed
by clicking, or as a profile. Images and movies are accessed by
clicking. Elevations on an arbitrary student-selected great circle
path are plotted on the map, and in a special profile window.
functions: Online “Guide”, and special
help screens make it extremely easy for students to master.
The automatically scored geography
and profile games teach students to interpret and visualize the information
they see on the screen.