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Science - Earth Science
Standard 2 Objective 3
1 class periods of 60 minutes each
Students will use the trenches, ridges and rises to determine the plate boundaries on Earth.
Students need to know that plates are moving away from ridges or rises and sinking and disappearing in trenches. They should have had experience with cutaway diagrams showing convection currents under the crust moving the plates. Emphasis that this activity looks at the plates from the top and not the sides and uses geographic features to identify types of plate boundaries. Students should notice that nearly every plate has an area where new plate is being formed and moving outward from and an area where the plate is sinking and being remelted.
1. Student identifies plate boundaries correctly ..4
2. Student labels plate movement and names it correctly 4
3. Analysis questions are answered correctly .4
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.