Science - Earth Science
Students will understand Earth's internal structure and the dynamic nature of the tectonic plates that form its surface.
Describe the development of the current theory of plate tectonics and the evidence that supports this theory.
Locations of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Students will map the location of various earthquakes and volcanoes. They will then relate the location of this phenomenon with the location of plate boundaries.
Plate Tectonics Unit Introduction
Students will make puzzles and apply the logic they use to assembling a puzzle to the logic used by Alfred Wegner in coming up with his hypothesis of Continental Drift.
Wegener’s Fossil Safari
In this activity students go on an expedition where they find fossils of extinct organisms. Students will obtain a picture of what life on Earth was like 250 million years ago.
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