This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics

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 differentiates between the lithosphere and asthenosphere, compares oceanic and continental plates, explores three types of boundaries, and comprehends convection currents in Earth's mantle.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Send the slideshow home for learners to take notes before your lecture in a flipped classroom activity
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • A top-notch resource for your Earth science curriculum
  • Augments an earth science unit for any reading level
Cons

  • None