We found 273 reviewed resources for plate tectonic movement
Edible Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Many people think they can't observe plate tectonics, but thanks to GPS, we know that Australia moves at a rate of 2.7 inches per year, North America at 1 inches per year, and the Pacific plate at more than 3 inches per year! Scholars...
The Theory of Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Don't let this plate tectonics resource slip past you! Taken straight from the pages of a McGraw-Hill science textbook, this document provides a reading passage with maps and reading comprehension questions that support students as they...
Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An engaging video explores plate tectonics, from the evidence to support the theory to their movement. The analysis of the location of worldwide earthquakes shows scholars where major tectonic plates meet. The instructor differentiates...
Plate Tectonics ExplainedLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Ready to teach plate tectonics but not sure where to begin? Start with a short video that is long on learning! Junior earth scientists discover the basics of plate tectonics, complete with colorful analogies and explanations. The...
The Biggest Plates on EarthLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The deepest part of the ocean is the Marianas trench where two tectonic plates meet. Scholars explore plate tectonics and their boundary types by completing hands-on activities throughout the lesson. Specific areas, such as the Galapagos...
History Helps When It Comes To Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Get ready to move, shake, slip, and slide with a well-rounded plate tectonics unit! The engaging resource includes everything you need to inspire eighth grade science scholars, from worksheets to demonstrations. Assess their...
Plate Tectonics: First Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
1st CCSS: Adaptable
A set of first grade geology lessons focuses on plate tectonics and movement of plate boundaries. During the pre-lab, learners experience three types of plate movement through a kinesthetic demonstration. The lab demonstrates stresses...
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...
Geological Effects of Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Don't get your classes all shook up about plate movement, instead use a thorough unit that guides learners to an understanding of plate tectonics. The lessons incorporate a study of the types of plate boundaries and their effects on the...
Plate Tectonics: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
Here is a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on plate tectonics. After completing the previous labs on volcanoes and earthquakes, sixth graders use the gained knowledge to explore plate boundaries and the movement of Earth's...
Teaching About Plate Tectonics and Faulting Using Foam ModelsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Young scientists learn about plate tectonics and the three different types of faults (normal, reverse, and strike-slip) using foam models. The activity also covers common types of locations where these faults are found.
Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fourth GradeLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Looking for a hands-on approach to understanding the Plate Tectonics Cycle? Find it in a collection made up of pre- and post-labs, group discussions, and answering questions. Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle. Each resource is developed by Math/Science Nucleus.
Earthquakes Living Lab: The Theory of Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Find out if your class agrees with Ice Age: Continental Drift ... or if it's just a fun family movie! Class members research the theory of continental drift, examine evidence of plate tectonics, connect this information to engineering,...
Plate Tectonics: Second Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Second graders explore convection currents and how they relate to the movement of tectonic plates. Then, young geologists reconstruct Pangaea with a worksheet and pinpoint plate boundaries on a map using locations of earthquakes and...