Plate Tectonics And Convection Currents

Students observe the currents that occur through convection in water and relate them to the currents in molten rock in the Earth's mantle. They set up a convection current in a cake pan of water using a bag of ice on one end and an immersion heater on the other end.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 10th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Simulation