Plate Tectonics Videos
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Plate Tectonics
On The Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," Bill Nye and geologist, Dr. Neal Driscoll, visit the California coastline where the Pacific and North American plates collide to help explain the phenomenon and effects of plate tectonics.
Earthquake
What are the odds there will be an earthquake in the next 100 years?
Exploring Time: Drilling the Ocean to Study Earthquakes
On The Science Channel's "Exploring Time," discover how drilling in the ocean can tell us how earthquakes work.
Exploring Time: Earthquakes
On the Science Channel series, "Exploring Time," discover how earthquakes work and what causes them.
Making Earthquakes...Indoors!
A lively, informal look at earthquake research conducted by the National Science Foundation's NEESWood project, featuring tests of a full-size, three-bedroom house built on an indoor "shake table" at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Credit: Na
Making Martian Mountains
Since there are no plate tectonics on Mars, how did the Red Planet get its mountains? What about Martian volcanoes -- are they still active? How do they compare to those on Earth? Find out the answers in this video.
Really Big Things: Tsunami Plate tectonics
Host Matt Rogers of Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things" travels to Oregon State University to meet with Dr. Chris Goldfinger, a researcher on tsunamis and their effects. He describes to Matt the issue of plate tectonics and its relation to tsunamis.
Understanding Alaska's Oil
Why does Alaska have so much oil? How did it get there? What role do plate tectonics play in the formation of oil? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this video.
Understanding: Formation of Sea Ice
On TLC's "Understanding," learn about sea ice and how it is a demonstration of plate tectonics over water.
Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
It wasn't until the 1960s that scientists developed the theory of plate tectonics.
Why Tell Me Why: Why Pangaea Broke Apart
Why did the Earth's last supercontinent, Pangaea, separate into the seven chunks we have today? Why do continents continue to shift about an inch a year? Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner answers these questions and more.