Plate Tectonics Interactive

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Here is a plate tectonics interactive that will really move your class! The first of a 13-part series introduces young geologists to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary they need to understand the interactions between crustal plates. The interactive includes a mission to find a boundary zone, a comparison of plate boundaries and volcanic activity, and a fun plates puzzle.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by asking scholars to plan a strategy for the Core Samples activity
  • Create a research project that challenges working pairs to identify key areas of volcanic activity in a particular plate, then determine what type of movement is causing the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need their own computers to complete the interactive; plan time in your school's computer lab or library
  • Resource is printable in case individuals cannot complete it online
Pros

  • The interactive includes printable materials for all activities, as well as answer keys for assessments
  • The resource employs a variety of strategies for all types of learners
  • Learners can access the interactive on their own for practice
 
Cons

  • None