Treasures of the Earth | When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?

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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 about the connection between diamonds and plate tectonics to explore the topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the CCCC scale for diamonds
  • Share multiple conflicting scientific theories about when plate tectonics began
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of plate tectonics
Pros

  • Designed to integrate with Google Classroom
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes
Cons

  • None
NGSS