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755 reviewed resources for plate tectonics

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Locating the Epicenter

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Earth science by participating in a geological activity. For this earthquakes lesson, students view an animated film regarding tsunamis and how earthquakes create the massive waves. Students complete an on-line science...
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How the Mighty Fall

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate natural disasters by completing an Earth science worksheet. In this tsunami instructional activity, students utilize measuring tools to complete a tsunami measurement activity using protractor, foam board, water sand...
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Layers as Clues

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the development of certain regions. In this Earth Science lesson plan, students will learn about 2 records of seismic events. The students will be working in groups and as a class to complete worksheets that include...
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Volcano Smokes Out Peruvian Farmers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore volcanoes and their relationship to the Earth's dynamic crust by examining how scientists study and predict volcanic activity and completing online activities.
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Life is Weird!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students describe major features of cold seep communities, and list at least five organisms typical of these communities. They infer probable trophic relationships among organisms typical of cold-seep communities and the surrounding...
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This Life Stinks!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the process of chemosynthesis and contrast this process with photosynthesis. They consider the relevance of chemosynthesis to biological communities in the vicinity of cold seeps.
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This Old Tubeworm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the process and significance of chemosynthesis. They develop their own graphic based on data of a biological community. They estimate the age of a given species as well.
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World's Most Dynamic Force

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the Earth's forces. They review an assessment task and its accompanying rubric. They classify ten items as long-term or short-term interactions of the Earth's components and rank the destructive impact of the forces. ...
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Dizzy Heights

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore ways to measure the height of an inaccessible object. They measure lengths using a tape measure or ruler. Students measure angles using a protractor and estimate heights.
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A Moving Experience

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students visit Time Machine's San Francisco Earthquake Era. They understand how the Earth's layers interact to cause changes in the Earth's surface. They review information about earthquakes and Earth's layers.
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Get to High Ground Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore wild weather by participating in a class exercise. In this tsunami lesson, students discuss the impact tsunamis have had on cities in the past and play a board game in which students avoid being struck by a tsunami....

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