Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Student will investigate ideas of plate tectonics and the theory of continental drift with hands-on activities.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

plate tectonics geology mantle core crust planets sun weather climate extinction change evolution

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.6.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.6.10.C: Science

identify the major tectonic plates, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American; and

SCI.8.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab journals/notebooks, beakers, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, anemometers, psychrometers, hot plates, test tubes, spring scales, balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, spectroscopes, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.8.9.B: Science

relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features; and

SCI.9-10.5.E: Science

investigate and demonstrate the movement of thermal energy through solids, liquids, and gases by convection, conduction, and radiation such as in weather, living, and mechanical systems;

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.07: 21st Century Science

apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.1.08: 21st Century Science

use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth and environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.2.25: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast continental drift hypothesis to the plate tectonic theory.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.01: 21st Century Science

explore the relationship between the parts of a system to the whole system.

SCI.6.SC.O.6.3.03: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast changes that occur in an object or a system to its original state.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.1.06: 21st Century Science

formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.

SCI.7.SC.O.7.3.03: 21st Century Science

compare and contrast changes that occur in an object or a system to its original state.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.01: 21st Century Science

demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science, and astronomy.

SCI.8.SC.O.8.2.27: 21st Century Science

identify and explain the principle forces of plate tectonics and related geological events (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, or landforms).
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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of Unit 1: Our Physical Earth, which is part of the larger resource Earth Systems Science Curriculum. This larger resource received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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