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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geologists examine evidence scientists have gathered to develop the Theory of Plate Tectonics. They explore how tectonic events are monitored and how future events can be predicted. The unit concludes with groups investigating how...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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The Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Don't let this plate tectonics resource slip past you! Taken straight from the pages of a McGraw-Hill science textbook, this document provides a reading passage with maps and reading comprehension questions that support students as they...
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This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discuss Earth's tectonic plates at middle school level with an informative presentation. Packed with maps, satellite images, diagrams, and photographs, the slideshow connects with any curriculum focused on plate tectonics. It...
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Edible Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think they can't observe plate tectonics, but thanks to GPS, we know that Australia moves at a rate of 2.7 inches per year, North America at 1 inches per year, and the Pacific plate at more than 3 inches per year! Scholars...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: The Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find out if your class agrees with Ice Age: Continental Drift ... or if it's just a fun family movie! Class members research the theory of continental drift, examine evidence of plate tectonics, connect this information to engineering,...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 7th
Reinforce a lesson on plate tectonics with an educational slideshow presentation. Twenty-seven slides, complete with images and diagrams to illustrate examples, or to show names and detailed facts, demonstrate the basics of plate...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Help young scientists piece together the theory of plate tectonics with this comprehensive collection of materials. Whether your are looking for worksheets, hands-on activities, or assessments, this resource has everything a science...
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Plate Tectonics Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Navigate through a multimedia site to identify key information on plate tectonics, scavenger hunt style. Learners research to identify the different layers of the earth and better understand plate tectonics.
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Plate Tectonics I

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young geologists get a glimpse beneath the earth's surface in this plate tectonics investigation. After first learning about the different layers of the earth and the constant movement of its plates, young geologists work in small groups...
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging video explores plate tectonics, from the evidence to support the theory to their movement. The analysis of the location of worldwide earthquakes shows scholars where major tectonic plates meet. The instructor differentiates...
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Treasures of the Earth | When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists know Earth's plates are constantly moving. One big question scientists have is, "When did they start moving?" PBS 6-8 Story of Earth series presents the research of one scientist trying to answer this question. Viewers learn...
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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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Plate Tectonics: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
A set of first grade geology lessons focuses on plate tectonics and movement of plate boundaries. During the pre-lab, learners experience three types of plate movement through a kinesthetic demonstration. The lab demonstrates stresses...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use lecture, maps and video to analyze the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes. They relate this distribution to the theory of plate tectonics and conduct several experiments to illustrate the forces at work in this theory.
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Plate Tectonics Writing Assignment

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students complete a writing assignment focused on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics. They access data using the "Our Dynamic Planet" CDROM, capture images of the data plots, and incorporate them into their writing. T
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History Helps When It Comes To Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 8th Standards
Get ready to move, shake, slip, and slide with a well-rounded plate tectonics unit! The engaging resource includes everything you need to inspire eighth grade science scholars, from worksheets to demonstrations. Assess their...
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Plate Tectonics: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers K Standards
This unit focuses primarily on plate tectonics and plate boundaries surrounding continents. It contains pre- and post-lab sections that walk young geologists through plate movements in order to visualize what's going on inside Earth.
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Geological Effects of Plate Tectonics

For Students 8th Standards
Don't get your classes all shook up about plate movement, instead use a thorough unit that guides learners to an understanding of plate tectonics. The lessons incorporate a study of the types of plate boundaries and their effects on the...
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Plate Tectonics: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Here is a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on plate tectonics. After completing the previous labs on volcanoes and earthquakes, sixth graders use the gained knowledge to explore plate boundaries and the movement of Earth's...
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Plate Tectonics: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Second graders explore convection currents and how they relate to the movement of tectonic plates. Then, young geologists reconstruct Pangaea with a worksheet and pinpoint plate boundaries on a map using locations of earthquakes and...
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Plate Tectonics: Third Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders examine plate movements and boundaries with a lab that demonstrates how volcanoes and earthquakes are formed. It presents different types of stresses an object can withstand through a hands-on experiment with clay to...
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Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students will review the Earth's layers that make up the plates, different types of plate boundaries, and the theory of plate tectonics. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank and 4 short answer questions.
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The plates of the earth may be shifting right under your feet! Learn the causes and consequence of this shifting through an informative a video lesson. Scholars explore the effects of the movement on a local, global, and even planetary...