Volcanoes and Earth's Moving Plates
For this Earth's plates worksheet, students review the terms associated with volcanoes and earthquakes by completing 13 fill in the blank statements.
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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
Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!
Heat things up in your earth science class with this collaborative instructional activity on volcanoes. After first being introduced to the different types of volcanoes and how they are formed, young geologists work in small groups to...
5th - 8th 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
ESS2B - Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
Take the mystery away from earthquakes. A video lesson explains the theory of plate tectonics and how it relates to earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches. The instructor gives specific feedback on the progression of the...
6 mins 2nd - 12th Science