Hydroplate Theory 101
These lessons will take you through part 2 of the textbook “In The Beginning” by Dr. Walt Brown, PhD.
This course can be used for 1/4-1/2 credit [Earth Science] for high school students.
NOTE: Participants are not required to read the textbook (ITB). You can simply use the video lectures if that works best for you. However, for students who are good readers and are in 11th or 12th grade (and need 1/2 credit) I do recommend trying to read as much of the text as you can. (Text assignments will appear at the bottom of each lesson.)
Click here for a video introduction to the textbook “In The Beginning.” This 15-minute video will give you an overview of what is in the book, a very short bio of the author, and directions on how to access the book online (The websites I will show you are www.creationscience.com and hpt.rsr.org/flipbook/)
Each of the lesson links below will take you to an info page for that lesson where you can access the lesson videos, download any template pages you will need, see activity and lab suggestions, and see my suggestions for follow-up reading.
Lesson 1 (Initial conditions)
1) List of features on our planet we would like to explain, 2) comparison of initial conditions, HPT versus chemical/geological evolution, 3) how to evaluate theories.
Lesson 2 (Supercritical water, SCW)
1) Basic information on phases of water, 2) supercritical water, 3) what supercritical water did to the granite crust in the Great Deep.
Lesson 3 (Overview, Rupture Phase)
1) Basic mechanical engineering terms you will need to know 2) HPT overview chart 3) Rupture Phase
Lesson 4 (Liquefaction)
Introduction to sedimentation and liquefaction (the Flood Phase)
Lesson 5 (Compression Event)
In this lesson we learn about the Compression Event at the end of the Flood Phase.
Lesson 6 (Limestone)
We learn basics about limestone and compare HPT explanation of limestone to the mainstream story.
Lesson 7 (Grand Canyon)
This lesson gives the HPT explanation for the formation of the Grand Canyon.
Lesson 8 (Trenches, earthquakes)
We learn the standard theory for ocean trenches and earthquakes, then compare with HPT.