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Plate Tectonics: Movin' and Shakin'

Learners are introduced to the causes of plate movements and the hazards they present. They plot the location of 50 earthquakes and 50 volcanic eruptions on a map and explore the relationships between plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. In the final activity, they test the effect of volcanic gases on the growth of plants.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2002
Included Materials
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