Plates on the Move
For this plate tectonics worksheet, 7th graders answer 12 questions related to the movement of earth's plates including continental drift, sea floor spreading and Wegener's hypothesis.
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The Biggest Plates on Earth
The deepest part of the ocean is the Marianas trench where two tectonic plates meet. Scholars explore plate tectonics and their boundary types by completing hands-on activities throughout the lesson. Specific areas, such as the Galapagos...
6th - 12th 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
New Review How Do We Know Plate Tectonics Is Real?
Continents are on the move! An engaging lesson explains the acceptance of the idea of continental drift. The narrator of the It's Okay to Be Smart "Earth Science Videos!" installment considers the convincing evidence of the concept.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plate Tectonics Explained
Ready to teach plate tectonics but not sure where to begin? Start with a short video that is long on learning! Junior earth scientists discover the basics of plate tectonics, complete with colorful analogies and explanations. The...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Earth Moves Under My Feet
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed