Plate Boundaries Teacher Resources
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Yum! Using graham crackers, dried fruit sheets, and frosting, tectonics technicians demonstrate the different types of plate boundaries. If you want to encourage youngsters with an activity that is both educational and edible, then this will hit the mark.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 78 Downloads
There is one page of teacher preparation and notes on this PowerPoint. The remaining 27 slides are designed to reinforce student knowledge of plate tectonics. The last slide has 10 questions that can be posed to the class. This is a fabulous PowerPoint with all of the details needed to review a complete unit.
7th Science 73 Views 254 Downloads
The Pangaea Pop-up
Clever! The amazing animation for this video on continental drift is made up of the pages of a sophisticated pop-up book, The Moving Earth. As the pages turn, your earth scientists will discover the tectonic plates of the lithosphere and the molten material of the asthenosphere.
5th - 12th Science 33 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Visualizing Plate Movement
Young scholars analyze fault data from Plate Boundary Observatory. In this earth science lesson plan, students use Google Earth to download data from PBO. They explain the magnitude of plate movements using the vector arrows on the map.
9th - 11th Science 11 Views 58 Downloads
Surface Features and Plate Tectonics
Students differentiate transform, divergent and convergent motions. In this earth science activity, students explain how geologists use these to analyze plate motion. They draw arrow on maps to represent the direction of plate movement.
7th - 8th Science 31 Views 212 Downloads
The Biggest Plates on Earth
The best part about teaching guides is all the great information you can use to inform your class. They infer what type of boundary exists between two tectonic plates. Then, using given information on earthquakes and volcanism they'll determine if their guesses are correct.
5th - 6th Science 77 Views 357 Downloads
Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia lesson series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young scientists view videos and use online simulations as they learn about the formation of different types of volcanoes through the action of tectonic plates.
6th - 12th Science 52 Views 41 Downloads
Plate Tectonics-Geological features of Convergent Plate Boundaries
A video on plate tectonics recaps divergent and convergent boundaries. It then discusses the circumstances surrounding subduction at oceanic and continental plates versus subducton at 2 oceanic boundaries. Additionally, the video explains the likelihood of earthquakes and resultant mountain ranges, islands, and trenches, such as the Mariana Arc.
6 mins 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
When Plates Collide
Students investigate tectonic plates. In this geology and geography lesson plan, students construct convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries using oobleck, foam, and tile. A large amount of background information and relevant website resources are provided for teachers and students.
5th - 6th Science 40 Views 191 Downloads
Volcano!-Thar She Blows!
Students describe how volcanoes are formed. They name the types of boundaries where volcanoes occur. They utilize models to illustrate the occurence of volcanoes and earthquakes along plate boundaries. They compare and constrast the characteristics of types of volcanoes.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 32 Downloads
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
Earth's tectonics plates are explained at middle school level in this PowerPoint. It is packed with maps, satellite images, diagrams, and photographs to support the concepts taught. Differentiate between the lithosphere and asthenosphere, compare oceanic and continental plates, explore three types of boundaries, and comprehend convection currents in Earth's mantle.
5th - 8th Science 20 Views 330 Downloads