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29 reviewed resources for alfred wegener

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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A great reference to include in the classroom and on your class website, the presentation covers the following topics: Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, Pangea, layers of the earth and their properties, convection, plate...
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Great Minds: Alfred Wegener

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to theorize continental drift was a meteorologist with a PhD in astronomy. Alfred Wegener was generally mocked at for his continental drift theory, but later science would prove him right. The video discusses his polar...
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Alfred Wegener: Father of Pangea

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the story of Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift. They view a PowerPoint presentation and complete a hypothesis proof template. They use an Inspiration template to complete the facts that support the...
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Drifting Continents

For Students 6th - 10th
In this continents worksheet, students review Alfred Wegener's hypothesis about how Earth's continents have moved. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 4 fill in the blank, and 6 short answer questions.
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Develop a Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who was the first to drill ice cores from a moving glacier, the first to study polar air circulation, and is best known for proposing continental drift. Scholars use the same evidence that Wegener had...
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Wegener and Plate Tectonics: A Hands-On Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are introduced to and experiment with the basic concepts of plate tectonic theory as well as assess the history of the theory of plate tectonics. They explain and illustrate the basic concepts through diagrams and models of...
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Alfred Wegener's Continental Drift Hypothesis

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners study Pangea and answer questions.  In this continental drift lesson students divide into groups and report on what their group discovered during their activity. 
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Before Pangaea, Rodinia

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Pangaea and Rodinia instructional activity, students complete 16 sentences about Wegener's theory of continental drift, the meaning of Pangaea, and why people rejected the theory of continental drift.
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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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Get the Drift?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The anticipatory set is clever: give groups five minutes to work on the puzzle and then discuss what strategies they used to match the few that connected. This introduces middle schoolers to the concept of continental drift. A portion of...
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Alfred Wegener: Father of Pangea

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift. In this Earth Science lesson plan, 8th graders will watch a PowerPoint and fill in answers to questions on their computers using the Inspiration program over Wegener and...
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Moving Continents

For Students 6th - 12th
In this moving continents worksheet, students review the different types of plate boundaries, what causes earthquakes, and where volcanoes are formed. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank and 9 short answer questions.
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Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading Truth

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Spread the word about seafloor spreading! Junior geologists prove Albert Wegener right in an activity that combines data analysis and deep ocean exploration. Learners analyze and graph fossil sample data taken from sites along the...
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far have California's Channel islands moved? What was the rate of this movement? Class members first examine data that shows the age of the Hawaiian island chain and the average speed of the Pacific Plate. They then watch West of the...
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The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
See the world as it was—and also how it will be! A riveting video from a vast biology and earth science playlist takes viewers back in time to see how supercontinents formed, broke apart, and formed again. The resource includes a sneak...
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Ecology And the Conservation of Natural Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift and how the continents were connected in one large land mass called Pangaea. They examine plate tectonics and the theory that the earth's surface is composed of large moving...
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Pangea Puzzle

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners explore world geography by identifying the continents on Earth. For this continental drift lesson, students examine a worksheet which uses the world continents as puzzle pieces to create the single land called "Pangea." Learners...
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Continental Drift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Be sure to come prepared to discuss the theory of Pangaea and the two super-continents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Collaborative learners look for fossil evidence that supports the theory that one super-continent divided into two. They...
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get a detailed look at plate tectonics with a 14-slide presentation that highlights the Earth's layers, continental drift, seafloor spreading, the theory of plate tectonics, and boundary types. Each slide provides thorough explanations,...
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Prehistoric Mesosaurus

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students draw conclusions why Mesosaurus has only been found in Africa and Brazil and how its fossil remains serve as important evidence that shows where two continents were once joined together.
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Forces That Shape the Earth: Plate Movement

For Students 6th - 9th
In this tectonic plate worksheet, students learn about the movement of the plates that make up the earth's crust. They read about the Theory of Pangaea, lithosphere, divergence, convergence, and plate transformation. Students then answer...
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Our Changing View of the Earth

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the theory of Plate Tectonics. They participate in a simulation in which they re-enact the debate over Plate Tectonics vs. traditional beliefs of stationary continents that were widely accepted during the 1800's and...
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Earthquakes And Fault Lines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to...
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Pangaea Puzzle: Exploring the Tectonic Forces That Shape the Earth

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders follow in the footsteps of early scientists as they put the pieces of Pangaea back together and discovered the forces that create the variety of landforms and sea-floor features of our Earth.