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Demonstrate the movement of lithospheric plates due to convection in Earth's mantle. Learners then model the movements that occur along plate boundaries using colored clay.
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- Can be used to help meet Next Generation Science Standards for middle school earth science
- Comprehensive worksheet helps yountsters to assimilate concepts modeled
- The demonstration method might be unreliable; consider setting it up in a Pyrex baking dish and setting it on a hot plate to start the convection current rather than using gravel, a bottle of hot water, and ice