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Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You...
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Earth Materials Module

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This slide show progresses through a comprehensive review of the grounding principles of earth science. Get down and dirty with the details of fossil fuels! Help your geologists to have a rock solid understanding of the rock cycle. The...
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Investigation of Plate Boundaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Demonstrate the movement of lithospheric plates due to convection in Earth's mantle. Learners then model the movements that occur along plate boundaries using colored clay. 
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Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
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Volcanic Panic!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners begin with an overview of the Earth's interior and how volcanoes form. They learn how engineers predict eruptions. In a class demonstration, students watch and measure a mock volcanic eruption and observe the phases of an...
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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the San Andreas Fault, calculate its movements, and compare the movements on both sides.  In this earthquake lesson students use the Internet to track movement, and calculate movement using a spreadsheet. 
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A Model of Earth's Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build a model of the Earth showing tectonic plate boundaries. The pattern for the model is provided in the activity. This is a very useful hands-on component for a activity about geology or earthquakes.