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24 resources with the concept seafloor spreading

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A Moving Crust

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young scientists piece together the geological puzzle that is the earth in the third and final lesson of this earth science series. With the help of numerous multimedia resources and a series of engaging hands-on activities, students...
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A Model of the Sea-floor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students create a paper model to illustrate sea-floor spreading.
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Plate Tectonics and Contributions from Scientific Ocean Drilling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what it was like when scientists made a discovery that proved a long-standing scientific theory? Your class can't actually travel back in time to witness the validation of continental drift, but they can analyze the same data...
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Sediment Deposition Supports Seafloor Spreading

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How do seafloor sediment deposits support the theory of seafloor spreading? Dive in to an activity comprised of observation and data analysis. Learners examine the Juan de Fuca Ridge and graph data collected during an actual expedition....
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get a detailed look at plate tectonics with a 14-slide presentation that highlights the Earth's layers, continental drift, seafloor spreading, the theory of plate tectonics, and boundary types. Each slide provides thorough explanations,...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Help young scientists piece together the theory of plate tectonics with this comprehensive collection of materials. Whether your are looking for worksheets, hands-on activities, or assessments, this resource has everything a science...
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Plate Tectonics Day 3 Sea Floor Spreading: Evidence for Continental Drift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to Sea Floor Spreading and how it provides evidence for Hess's and Deitz's theory of Continental Drift. They use paleomagnetic data to calculate the rate of Sea Floor Spreading.
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Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
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Massif Mystery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reviewing plate tectonic theories and the discovery of both the Atlantis Massif and the Lost City hydrothermal vents, earth science learners complete a worksheet and participate in discussions about what the types of rock found...
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Plates on the Move

For Students 7th
In this plate tectonics learning exercise, 7th graders answer 12 questions related to the movement of earth's plates including continental drift, sea floor spreading and Wegener's hypothesis.
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Plate Tectonics-Notes

For Students 7th - 9th
For this plate tectonics worksheet, students complete a sheet of notes about the layer's of the Earth, plate tectonics, continental drift and sea floor spreading.
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 5th
For this plate tectonics worksheet, 5th graders are given notes with diagrams showing Earth's layers, the tectonic plates, evidence of Pangaea, sea-floor spreading and the types of boundaries. Students answer 5 review questions about the...
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Plate Tectonics Review

For Students 8th - 10th
For this plate tectonics worksheet, students review concepts such as the types of plate boundaries, the concept of continental drift, sea-floor spreading, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. They match 30 terms with their definitions.
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Plate Tectonics Vocabulary

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics activity, students match 9 terms with their definitions. Topics include the types of boundaries, the layers of the Earth's crust, plate tectonics and continental drift.
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Sea Floor Spreading

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss convection currents in the Earth's mantle, how they form, and how they move as well as the causes of earthquakes. Working in a group, they analyze a color coded World Earthquake Map and try to determine which direction...
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My Science Box: Seafloor Spreading

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the movement of plate tectonics. In this lesson on the spreading of the seafloor, students use maps and models to observe how the sea floor spreads.
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For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners explore plate tectonics and the concept of isostasy using common objects. In this plate tectonics lesson plan, students use everyday objects to investigate isostasy. They apply their observations to plate tectonic theory.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Earth's Crust and The Solar System

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 9 clues and a word bank on topics such as sea floor spreading, tectonic plates, faults, lava and the big bang theory.
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Seafloor Spreading

For Students 8th - 9th
In this seafloor spreading worksheet, students find mistakes in statements that are descriptive of seafloor spreading. Students correct the given sentences to make a true statement.
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For Students 6th - 12th
In this tomography worksheet, students read about how tomography is used to help oceanographers learn more about the Earth's surface below the ocean. Students complete 3 short answer questions based on the reading.
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The Distance Between Us and Them: Sea Floor Spreading in the Atlantic Ocean

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine how geologists determine rates of sea floor spreading between two tectonic plates. They apply mathematical concepts such as the calculation and use of velocities and conversion from one set of units to another.
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Continental Drift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers piece together the continents based on shape and fossil evidence. In this plate tectonics lesson, students explore the concept of Pangaea by putting continents together based on their shape and fossil evidence. They...
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The Seafloor

For Students 9th - 12th
In this seafloor learning exercise, students review the terms associated with formations found on the seafloor including sea mounts and seafloor spreading. This learning exercise has 8 fill in the blank questions.