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Pangea Mat & Cutter

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Have you ever noticed that the continents seem to fit together like a puzzle? This data and more led to the theory of plate tectonics. Let’s build a clay model, and then expand it to explain how earthquakes, volcanoes, rock formations, and magnetism all fit together.

Dance of the Continents

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Science is people, ideas, models and data that come together to tell a rich story filled with creativity, tragedy, perseverance, levity, and triumph. Let’s see how the story of plate tectonics embodies these elements with an original Broadway-style show from the TCU IdeaFactory inspired by the Pangea Mat & Cutter.

Plate Detective

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“Plate Detective” is a tool that enables students to compile scientific data from sea floor topography, volcano distributions, earthquake distributions, sea floor age, and magnetic patterns to create a model of plate boundaries.

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About TCU Idea Factory

The TCU IdeaFactory is an educational initiative from the College of Science and Engineering aimed at providing TCU undergraduates out-of-the-box experiences in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Eric Simanek, 817-257-5355
e.simanek@tcu.edu

Cedric James , 817-257-4913
c.o.james@tcu.edu