Credit Unit 2 Introduction

In this Credit Unit, you will explore different ways in which the crust moves and the results of that movement. The focus of this Credit Unit is to understand the process of plate tectonics through the mechanisms that drive the process as well as the different plate boundaries created, the difference between faults and how they move, and how earthquakes occur and their associated hazards.

Credit Unit Outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of the basic concepts, processes, and analytical tools related to the study of the Earth, specifically plate tectonics and earthquakes.

  • Develop experimental skills and knowledge relating to the gathering and interpretation of scientific information expressly plate tectonic movements, relation of earthquakes and volcanic activity data to plate tectonics, and the use of seismograms to understand the location and magnitude of an earthquake.

  • Evaluate and articulate the importance of tectonics as it pertains to populations close to plate boundaries and smaller-scale faults.

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