Plate Tectonics Videos

The phenomenon and effects of plate tectonics have literally changed the world. Take a look at the forces under our feet and how they can form mountains and trigger earthquakes.

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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.


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.
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Plate Tectonics

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Earthquake

On The Science Channel's "Exploring Time," discover how drilling in the ocean can tell us how earthquakes work.
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Exploring Time: Drilling the Ocean to Study Earthquakes

On the Science Channel series, "Exploring Time," discover how earthquakes work and what causes them.
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Exploring Time: Earthquakes

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
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Making Earthquakes...Indoors!

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.
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Making Martian Mountains

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.
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Really Big Things: Tsunami Plate tectonics

On TLC's "Understanding," learn about sea ice and how it is a demonstration of plate tectonics over water.
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Understanding: Formation of Sea Ice

It wasn't until the 1960s that scientists developed the theory of plate tectonics.
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Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

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