Plate Tectonics Questions

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Investigating plate tectonics, boundaries, and the earth's physical attributes is the focus of this short answer, tectonic plates learning exercise. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Copy the page, cut the questions out as strips, place them in a container, allow learners to pull a question out, direct them to answer their question, and when everyone is finished, discuss answers with the class 
  • Use these questions to guide a written research report 
  • Invite scholars to create a physical model of the three types of plate tectonics 
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies are required 
  • A science textbook, reference book, or digital tools are needed to search for and identify answers to each question 
  • Questions are detailed and give an in-depth look into your learners' knowledge of plate tectonics 
  • Some questions reference specific information from a textbook; however, with some extra research, the answers can be found 
  • Questions only requiring short answer responses do not provide variety in response choice which could decrease student engagement 
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