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La tectónica de placas, teoría integradora sobre el funcionamiento del planeta  [Plate tectonics, a comprehensive theory of our planet]

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Alternate Title:Plate tectonics, a comprehensive theory of our planet
Authors:Alfaro, Pedro; Alonso-Chaves, Francisco M.; Fernadez, Carlos; Gutièrrez-Alonso, Gabriel
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y del Medio Ambiente, Alicante, Spain
Universidad de Huelva, Spain
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Volume Title:Qué geología enseñar?
Volume Authors:Pedrinaci, Emilio, prefacer
Source:Qué geología enseñar? [What geology to teach?], prefaced by Emilio Pedrinaci. Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra, 21(2), p.168-180. Publisher: AEPECT (Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra), Madrid, Spain. ISSN: 1132-9157
Publication Date:2013
Note:In Spanish with English summary. 34 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Plate Tectonics offers a comprehensive vision of our planet explaining most of the geological processes. Although this theory is included in the official core curriculum, its treatment in secondary school is mostly limited to descriptions. We propose a systemic approach, integrating it with other topics of the curriculum such as the relief of the Earth, climatic change, sea-level changes, global rock distribution or geological structures. On the other hand, we offer an updated version of the plate tectonics map, and of how much, how and why the plates move. In addition, we analyze the contribution of this theory to a better comprehension of our planet's history, we discuss how it is likely to evolve in the next decades, and finally offer a selection of learning resources.
Subjects:Climate change; Curricula; Deformation; Description; Dynamics; Earth; Education; Educational resources; Eurasian Plate; Geoscience; Global; Gravity anomalies; High school; Iberian Plate; K-12 education; Kinematics; Landform evolution; Maps; Models; Orogeny; Paleogeography; Plate boundaries; Plate convergence; Plate tectonics; Reconstruction; Sea-level changes; Seismicity; Tectonics; Europe; Iberian Peninsula; Southern Europe
Record ID:810543-7
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