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Standard 2

Students will understand Earth's internal structure and the dynamic nature of the tectonic plates that form its surface.

Objective 3

Demonstrate how the motion of tectonic plates affects Earth and living things.

  • Fossils and Geologic Time
    This lesson is designed to help students understand the development of the geologic time scale. It also introduces students to the major time periods in earth's history, as well as to the role fossils play in helping us understand this history.
  • IRIS Earthquake Browser
    Take a look at this world map that shows where earthquakes are founds around the globe and see how powerful they were.
  • The Tree of Life
    This site is all about the diversity of organisms on Earth. It clearly illustrates the evolutionary tree of all life.
  • Utah National Parks
    Check out Utah's five National Parks and all the things that can be learned from them.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Richard  Scott and see the Science - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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