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This unit is designed as an educational option for gifted students in a regular education Science classroom. This unit addresses Ohio Academic Content Standards in the area of Earth and Space Sciences, particularly in the area of Plate Tectonics. It is also an interdisciplinary unit, incorporating Social Studies, Math and Technology standards ll. In it, students will build knowledge about the topic through focused web searches and then synthesize the information by creating a short documentary describing a famous earthquake or volcanic eruption. The documentary will describe the movement of the plates as well as the human drama that unfolds during natural disasters. This video can also be submitted to eTech as part of a video competition or to ThinkQuest if completed as a website. *This project requires the use of the Internet, and depending on student choice, the access to video cameras and other tools to aid in the creation of a movie. This project will also require time out of class.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-29.