ESO 4 B & G 7

The Earth's Internal Energy

What to Learn

  • The internal heat of the Earth as the cause behind the internal geomorphological changes.
  • Basic internal geomorphological processes: volcanism and seismicity: elements and main features.
  • The Continental Drift theory.
  • The tectonic plates: concept, movement, types and main plates.
  • Divergent tectonic boundaries: causes, occurrence, examples and geological features.
  • Convergent tectonic boundaries: types, causes, occurrence, examples and geological features.
  • Transform tectonic boundaries: causes, occurrence, examples and geological features.
  • Igneous rocks.
  • Metamorphic rocks.
  • Geological risks related to the internal activity of the Earth: risk areas; preventing and measuring earthquakes.

Google Maps

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Plate Tectonics

Movies, Animations and Audios

The Internal Heat of the Earth
Kilauea

Kilauea

Located in Hawaii, KÄ«lauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

National Geographic

Pillow lavas (I)

Pillow lavas (I)

Pillow lavas are formed in the sea floor when the erupted rolling lava solidifies only superficially.

Pillow lavas (II)

Pillow lavas (II)

Watch the different shapes of the pillow lavas near an oceanic hotspot.

Images

Activities