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Table of
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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Make Online Games
3. Weekly Topic: Plate Tectonics
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. May 19,
2004

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Plate Tectonics

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/tectonics.htm

Plate Tectonics Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/tectonics.pdf

Plate tectonics theory, formulated in the 1960s and 70s, states that the Earth’s outer crust is
composed of moving plates. For example, two hundred million years ago there was only one
super continent named Pangaea. Plate tectonics also explains how mountains, volcanos and
earthquakes are created as a by-product of continental drift.

Earth Floor: Plate Tectonics
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html
****
Developed in partnership with NASA Classroom of the Future, this two-story virtual museum for
elementary and middle school students has an Earth Floor, and one dedicated to dinosaurs. This
four-page exhibit explains plate tectonics theory and three kinds of plate movement: converging,
diverging and transforming. Keep in mind that continental movement is very, very slow: “from
two centimeters to ten centimeters per year about the speed at which your fingernails grow.”

Enchanted Learning: Plate Tectonics
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml
*****
With lots of colorful illustrations, Enchanting Learning introduces continental drift and the Earth’s
plates to both elementary and middle-school students. If a picture is worth a thousand words,
how much is an animation worth? Perhaps they are priceless. The Continental Drift animation,
which can be run both forward and backwards, is a must-see that shows how the continents have
moved over the last 800 million years. Also noteworthy (about three quarters down the page) are
the paragraph on the father of plate tectonics, Alfred Wegener, and the quizzes and printable
activity sheets.

PBS: Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/
*****
“Take a hard-boiled egg and crack its shell. Does the egg remind you of anything? The Earth,
perhaps? The egg could be seen as a tiny model of the Earth. The thin shell represents the Earth’s
crust, divided into plates; within the shell is the firm but slippery mantle.” Visit this PBS Science
Odyssey (my pick of the day) for the Shockwave Plate Tectonics activity illustrating what
happens when Earth’s plates push and pull against each other. Next browse the thirteen related
articles, also available in printable versions with white backgrounds.

#4. Note from a
Subscriber

“Cool newsletter. Thanks.” Timothy, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Thank you, Timothy. I like your pithy style.

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#5. Related Games

Plate Tectonics Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/tectonics-ws.htm

Printable Plate
Tectonics Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/tectonics-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)

Earthquake Crossword
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/earthquakes-cw.htm

Earthquake Word Search
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(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step
manual
. )

#6. Quote of the
Week

A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
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Daily Education Quote via Email
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“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside
us.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin (1706 — 1790) American statesman, author, philosopher, scientist and
inventor

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