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Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction ZoneLesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...
Natural Disasters Exploring Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Learners define and describe plate tectonic activities including earthquakes and volcanoes; explore different plate tectonic settings; examine the biodiversity and ecosystems supported by various tectonic settings; and determine the...
Plate Boundaries and Plate InteractionsLesson Planet
7th - 12th
How does the Earth continually repair itself? Explore the answer to this question, and others, with a unit on plate boundaries and interaction. Pupils classify the types of movement at plate boundaries and identify the distribution of...
Plate Tectonics Writing AssignmentLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
Learners complete a writing assignment focused on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics. They access data using the "Our Dynamic Planet" CDROM, capture images of the data plots, and incorporate them into their writing. T
Field Research Project: Comparing the Parent Rock Material of the San Francisco Terranes With Local Soil TypesLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students investigate rocks and minerals and take a field trip to sample soils. They analyze rocks and soil, research the geological terrenes of the topology of San Francisco, and produce a lab research report.