Instructional Video

ESS2B - Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

Take the mystery away from earthquakes. A video lesson explains the theory of plate tectonics and how it relates to earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches. The instructor gives specific feedback on the progression of the standards through all grade bands.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate the video into a collaborative planning session to ensure everyone in the science department understands the requirements of the standard
  • Take a snapshot of the earthquake analysis from the video to incorporate within lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • Instructors should teach the standard in connection with the other standards in the cluster
Pros
  • Highlights past and current research on the topic
  • Provides great examples to strengthen existing earth science lesson plans

Cons
  • None