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Students define vocabulary words associated with lithospheric plate motions. They create and write down a motion to act out each vocabulary word, and participate in a game of demonstrating the actions associated with each word.
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Plate Tectonics: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
The pre-lab portion of the lesson introduces emerging geologists to the various layers that make up Earth. After completing a sheet on the identification of the layers, class members simulate plate boundaries and their...
4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Theory of Plate Tectonics
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...
4th - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plate Tectonics: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
Fifth graders continue their investigation of the plate tectonics cycle with an exploration of the movement of Earth's crust. During the lab, young geologists conduct an experiment to discover the result of different types of stress...
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable