Geological Effects of Plate Tectonics

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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 geological landscape. Individual lessons include hands-on activities, kinesthetic movement, and animations.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the final activity as the assessment for the unit
  • Have pupils keep track of new vocabulary in a foldable or interactive notebook
Classroom Considerations
  • Some components require specific materials and time for setup
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Pros
  • Includes suggestions for differentiation and extensions
  • Provides a detailed teacher guide with a thorough answer key
Cons
  • Designed for a specific textbook series; requires adjustments if not using the referenced text
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