Science - Earth Science
Students will understand Earth's internal structure and the dynamic nature of the tectonic plates that form its surface.
Evaluate the source of Earth's internal heat and the evidence of Earth's internal structure.
Earth’s Interior Posters
Students will also begin to learn about convection currents. Using their textbooks as a resource, in small groups students will make posters of the earth’s interior. They will label and identify important features to understanding the idea of plate tectonics.
Students will plan and conduct an experiment that investigates convection currents.
Modeling Earth’s Mantle
In this lab students make a fluid that models Earth’s mantle made of rocks that are solid yet can flow like a liquid.
Plate Tectonics Convection Lab
Students will model and observe the process of convection as it moves Earths crust.
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