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 9 Views 75 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 5 Views 31 Downloads
Exploring Plate Boundaries
Learners recreate three types of plate boundaries using graham crackers, fruit roll, and frosting. Students illustrate what happens during each recreation being sure to label each geological term appropriately. Learners answer the questions as included on the instructional activity sheet.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 22 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
Action at Plate Boundaries
Students diagram the spreading of the ocean floor. In this earth science lesson, students read an article on plate boundaries of the ocean. Students are expected to diagram the oceanic convergent boundary, and give a written response on the types of boundaries.
7th - 12th Science 8 Views 46 Downloads
Surface Features and Plate Tectonics
Young scholars differentiate transform, divergent and convergent motions. In this earth science instructional 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 24 Views 207 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 69 Views 251 Downloads
When Plates Collide
Students investigate tectonic plates. In this geology and geography lesson, 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 38 Views 189 Downloads
The Theory of Plate Tectonics
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students review how the lithosphere is broken into plates and the different ways these plates move. Students compare divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer, 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 3 short answer questions.
6th - 10th Science 42 Views 303 Downloads