This online simulator allows students to explore how plates move on the surface of the Earth. Students are able to manipulate temperature, composition and thickness of the plates. This enables them to discover how to create new mountains, volcanoes and oceans. Students will be engaged in this simulator as they will feel empowered by the ability to create natural disasters.
4.9.3 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH
a) describe the inner structure of the Earth in terms of core, mantle, crust and lithosphere.
4.9.6 THE LITHOSPHERE
a) identify that rocks are composed of minerals
c) relate the formation of landforms to weathering, erosion and deposition
4/5.19 THINKING CRITICALLY
Students complete a worksheet provided from teachers that include instructions to open this simulator as well as questions related to it.