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180 resources with the keyterm plate tectonics

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Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia instructional activity series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young...
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Roots of the Mariana Arc

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner...
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This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discuss Earth's tectonic plates at middle school level with an informative presentation. Packed with maps, satellite images, diagrams, and photographs, the slideshow connects with any curriculum focused on plate tectonics. It...
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The Pangaea Pop-up

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The amazing animation for a video on continental drift is comprised of the pages of a sophisticated pop-up book, The Moving Earth. As the pages turn, your earth scientists discover the tectonic plates of the lithosphere and the molten...
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Plate Tectonics - Evolution of the Earth

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tons of photographs, diagrams, animations, and satellite images fill the slides of an education earth science presentation. It begins with volcanic activity and earthquakes, and then moves into plate tectonics, boundaries, and driving...
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The Biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Plate Tectonics Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Navigate through a multimedia site to identify key information on plate tectonics, scavenger hunt style. Learners research to identify the different layers of the earth and better understand plate tectonics.
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Snack Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Zoom-in: Earthquake Writing Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Wow, an earthquake! Elementary learners view a PowerPoint presentation in which a small portion of an earthquake is displayed. They use the images as inspiration for an expository piece describing what they observed. Consider pulling up...
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Earth: A Unique Planet

For Students 7th - 8th
An entire unit's worksheets are included here in this earth science packet, with multiple learning styles addressed! Although the text isn't included, 6 reading guides are outlined with reading requirements indicated. Learners complete a...
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A Model of Three Faults

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students observe fault movements on model of the Earth's surface, find fault movements associated with different types of plate boundaries, research examples of non-plate boundary faults, and research and report on the types of faults...
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Plate Tectonics Day 4 Earth's Interior Structure and Convection Currents

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers introduced to the interior structure of the Earth. They explore how the Earth's interior is broken down according to both it's physical properties and it's chemical composition. Students explore how convection currents...
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Deforming Earth's Crust

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A short and straightforward slideshow presentation is a great addition to your lesson on plate tectonics. With demonstrative diagrams and helpful facts, the presentation helps to reinforce a concept that can be a little tricky for...
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Move Mountains

For Students 4th - 6th
As part of a series of activities, or maybe just as a demonstration, this activity shows how tectonic plates push together and give rise to mountain ranges. All it takes is a piece of newspaper and your own two hands. 
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Science: Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th
Turn your 6th graders into expert geologists with this PowerPoint on plate tectonics. The attached 13 slides include informative facts about the Earth's crust, as well as colorful diagrams. This presentation is great to use as a guide...
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The Early Earth and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go back billions of years and meet the earth as it was before life formed. It may seem impossible, but learners will see how the earth has changed and shifted over time. But what moves the earth's plates? You'll learn about the power of...
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Get the Drift?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The anticipatory set is clever: give groups five minutes to work on the puzzle and then discuss what strategies they used to match the few that connected. This introduces middle schoolers to the concept of continental drift. A portion of...
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Mystery of the Megaplume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read through the extensive background information and then lead your geology or physical oceanography class through an investigation of actual temperature anomaly data from the Juan de Fuca ridge. They translate the data onto a plot,...
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Earthquakes: The Lesson Pack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers relate earthquakes from around the world and from Canada to places of high population density. They explore mapping tools using ArcView GIS, play the "Earthquake Guessing Game," and conduct Internet research on types of...
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Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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Earthquake Formation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners explore earthquakes. In this natural disaster and engineer career education activity, students identify features of the earth's surface that increase the likelihood of an earthquake. Learners use visual aids to locate the...
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The Magma Also Rises

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Convection is thoroughly demonstrated using a model of Earth's mantle. Detailed background information is provided for the teacher, as well as a list of materials. Although a colorful and detailed worksheet is available for the class,...
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ESRI Live Earthquake Site

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine a World map and find earthquakes near plate boundaries. They locate and describe earthquakes in the United States and California.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...