The Cracked Crust
Students create models of the Earth's tectonic plates to show how the crust has moved apart from the ancient super-continent of Pangaea. They also make a model of ocean floor spreading to relate the newly formed crust to the plate movements.
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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...