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27 resources with the keyterm plates

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Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. In this seamount instructional activity, student focus on how the Axial-Cobb-Eikelberg-Patton chain was formed. They learn the associated vocabulary, and watch a teacher...
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Active Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics and the "Ring of Fire"

For Students 8th - 10th
In this volcanoes, plate tectonics and "Ring of Fire" activity, students view the location of volcanoes on a map of the Earth, they see the "Ring of Fire" and they locate the major plates of the Earth's crust. They use the map as reference.
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Plate Tectonics Vocabulary

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, 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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Earth Changes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the make-up of the earth and the changes it undergoes in an earthquake. In this earth science lesson, students have two activities as part of a unit. First, to use a Styrofoam ball to model the earth's structure, and...
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Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics activity, student answer 15 multiple choice questions about plate movement, types of boundaries, collision of plates, continental plates, and the lithosphere.
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For Students 7th - 8th
In this boundaries worksheet, students read about the Earth's crust and the movement of plates. They answer questions about oceanic and continental plate collisions as well as the Ring of Fire.
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Earthquakes Study Guide

For Students 8th - 11th
In this earthquakes activity, students answer questions about the components of earthquakes, the causes of earthquakes, how they are measured, the types of seismic waves and the types of faults. They also answer questions about the types...
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Earthquakes- An Introduction

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the concepts related to creating an understanding of how earthquakes occur. They participate in a variety of activities that are tied to each other and focus upon the principle of plate tectonics. Then students...
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Layers of the Earth: Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in a lesson plan that is about investigating the different layers of the earth and defining how the plates move over the mantle. They engage in a variety of activities and use mathematics to create projects to...
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Cruising the Mantle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the plate boundaries of the earth. Through the use of video, internet and hands-on activities, students examine the types of plate boundaries. They create a model to illustrate the movement and interaction of the...
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Between a Rock and Hard Place

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore he relationship between the density of two plates and the possible boundary types. They describe how the density of the differing plates affects plate boundary interactions. Students construct a graphic which relates...
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Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students view a video clip about volcanoes. They collect data and create maps to see the relationship between volcanoes, earthquakes and plates. They share their maps with the class.
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Creating and Destroying Plates

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore Earth science by answering geology study questions. In this plate tectonics lesson, students identify where tectonic plates exist, how they move and the impact they have on the surface of the earth. Students view visual...
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What's On Your Plate?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a model of the layers of Earth by using a hard boiled egg. In this Earth's layers lesson plan, students complete multiple choice questions and a Venn diagram about oceans, continents, and plates.
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Stressed Out!

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify methods for detecting and locating earthquakes and analyzing seismic data.  In this earthquake lesson students simulate the action of P and S waves. 
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Lithospheric Plates

For Students 7th - 9th
In this lithospheric plates worksheet, students are given a map of the world and they label and color the seven major plates. They label the minor plates and answer questions on the back of the worksheet.
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Earth on the Move

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this earth science worksheet, pupils read the facts about earthquakes and respond to the questions that follow. They name one thing that can happen during a strong earthquake. Students also explain why they believe it would be useful...
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My Earthquake Fact Book

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this earth science worksheet, students create a booklet about earthquakes. They identify that the top layer is known as the crust and is made up of plates that move. Students also explain why earthquakes are dangerous.
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Plate Boundaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students examine the different processes that are involved in the movement of tectonic plates to cause earthquakes.
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Tectonic Processes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students find the words that help define plate tectonics and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th
In this science activity, 6th graders find the words related to the concept of plate tectonics and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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How Deep is the Ocean

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars predict and then analyze the layout of the tectonic plates that form the ocean's floor using mapping skills and Inquiry based problem solving, They compare the depth of various regions in the ocean with the geologic age to...
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Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the concept of how tectonic plates float and move on the lithosphere. They create a model of the earth's plates and design another earthquake damage prevention model.
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Hopping Across the Solar System

For Teachers K - 6th
Students role-play and communicate that objects in space have describable properties, locations, and movements. Students identify and communicate effectively that Earth is the third planet from the Sun in the solar system, eight other...