Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 2: Standard 1:
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Students will read from selected materials about earthquakes, volcanoes, continental features, ocean floor features, rocks and/or fossils, and develop a question to investigate.
School Library Catalog to pull appropriate library resources
Teachers should review the listed Curriculum Ties for the Library Media Strand, the Science Strand, and the attached list of articles from Gale Research in Context using Utah's Online Library.
Students will come prepared with background knowledge on plate tectonics and the structure of the Earth.
Read about the optional topics, choose a topic of interest, and develop a research question to investigate.
1. Introduction: Review Plate Tectonics and introduce six topics:
3. Instruction on research process:
5. Wrap Up
Each student is to select one or more additional readings to cite and take notes. Review process as needed from work turned in from the previous session.
2. Students work on their own.
3. Developing research questions: Have students review the questions they formulated as they read to find a question they would like to research.
4. Wrap Up
Selected materials on every topic will be available on many Lexile® levels and in different formats. Students will choose the topic and sources for their personal research.
Students with more interest or deeper research questions can access additional materials on their topics.
Students will turn in their note pages on the topic of interest and the research question that they developed.
Reviewed for USBE by Sarah Herron