# FIRST GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

Size: px
Start display at page:

Transcription

1 FIRST GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

2 PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIRST GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Learning the shapes of volcanoes. LAB: Experimenting with "lava." POST: Comparing parts of an erupting volcano. EARTHQUAKES WEEK 2. PRE: Demonstrating how energy can be released from an earthquake. LAB: Simulating how an earthquake shakes an area. POST: Learning about what happens when the earth shakes. PLATE TECTONICS WEEK 3. PRE: Learning about stress within the Earth's crust. LAB: Demonstrating features caused by stress. POST: Comparing the shapes of South America and Africa. HAZARDS WEEK 4. PRE: Investigating hazards caused by volcanoes. LAB: Plotting different volcanoes in the west coast. POST: Learning more about Mt. Shasta in California. Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

3 PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE - PLATE TECTONICS (1) PRE LAB OBJECTIVES: Students demonstrate plate motion through movement. 1. Learning that the Earth's outer surface is under stress. 2. Discovering that this stress has made the continents and oceans move through millions of years. VOCABULARY: continents converge crust diverge earth plates transform MATERIALS: Inflatable World Globes BACKGROUND: A map of the plates According to the theory of plate tectonics, the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into moving plates of "lithosphere." The lithospheric plates are solid rock. There are several very large plates, each consisting of both oceanic and continental portions. There are a dozen or more smaller plates. The plates average about 80 kilometers (50 miles) in thickness. All of the plates are moving. They are slow, moving at speeds of centimeters to tens of centimeters per year. They slide along on top of an underlying mantle layer called the asthenosphere, which contains a little magma (molten rock). The plates have been moving for millions and millions of years. As they move, plates interact at their edges or boundaries. There are three basic directions or types of boundary interactions. In some places, two plates move apart from each other; this is called a diverging plate boundary. Elsewhere two plates move together; this is a converging plate boundary. Finally plates can also slide past each other horizontally. This is called a transform plate boundary. The movement of the plates generates stress at plate boundaries. The type of stress is different at each type of plate boundary. At converging plate boundaries rocks are squeezed, at diverging plate boundaries they are stretched, and at transform Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

4 boundaries they are pushed past each other. Because the plates are rigid rock, they resist this motion until they break, creating earthquakes. PROCEDURE: In this activity you will introduce the terms of movement of the outer portion of the Earth and explain that these movements cause stress at plate boundaries. 1. Explain to the class that the Earth's outermost layer is made of rock, and is called the crust. Make sure that the students understand that continental crust or land is mostly above water, and oceanic crust is land that is below water. Illustrate these areas on an inflatable globe. Explain that the crust is the top part of the plates. 2. Explain to the students that the plates are moving. Explain the three types of motion between plates. Introduce the words converge, diverge, and transform (slip/slide) to the class. Have the students repeat the words several times while you demonstrate the motions with your hands. Explain that stress is generated where the plates touch and move past each other, at their boundaries. 3. Have the students illustrate these words with a motor activity. Tell them that they will be able to demonstrate plate movement in other ways during lab. Have the students stand shoulder to shoulder in two lines facing each other. Have the lines move toward each other. Explain that this is like when two plates move toward each other (this illustrates a CONVERGING plate boundary). Have the lines move away from each other (this illustrates a DIVERGING plate boundary). Have the students in one line take one step to the right while the students in the second line take one step to the left (this illustrates a TRANSFORM plate boundary). Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

5 PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE - PLATE TECTONICS (1) LAB OBJECTIVES: Students demonstrate the stresses that occur at plate boundaries. 1. Demonstrating features caused by stress. 2. Explaining that stress in the Earth causes earthquakes. VOCABULARY: converging diverging mountain slip/slide valley MATERIALS: 5 lb. bag of flour sealable plastic bags water plastic spoons measuring cups containers for mixing A convergent plate boundary BACKGROUND: As they move, plates interact at their edges or boundaries. As described in the Pre Lab, in some places two plates move apart from each other; this is a diverging plate boundary. In other areas, two plates move together; this is a converging plate boundary. Finally plates can also slide past each other horizontally. This is called a transform plate boundary. Plate movement generates stress in the rocks at plate boundaries. The type of stress is different at each type of plate boundary. At converging plate boundaries rocks are squeezed (compression), at diverging plate boundaries they are stretched (tension or extension), and at transform boundaries they are pushed past each other (shear). Because the plates are rigid rock, they resist this motion until they break, creating earthquakes. The compression at converging plate boundaries also creates mountains; all of the worlds large mountain ranges formed at this type of boundary. This exercise allows the students to experience how stress on the outer portion on the Earth effects the plates. They will deform, or stress, "plastic" earth with converging, diverging, and transforming motions. Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

6 PROCEDURE: 1. Explain to the class that plate motion causes stress at plate boundaries. Remind students of the three ways plates interact: converging, diverging, and transform motion. You may wish to demonstrate these motions with your hands. 2. Tell the students that they will be making mountains and valleys in the same way that plate movements form these features. Be sure to compare mountains and valleys with the students. Explain that mountains form at converging plate boundaries, where plates squeeze together, and valleys are more common where plates move apart, at diverging plate boundaries. Transform plate boundaries often form a combination of small mountains and valleys. 3. Have the students make a flour and water mixture. Have them mix 2 parts of flour with 1 part of water in small containers (Cool Whip or margarine containers work well). They should blend the mix with a spoon until it becomes pasty. Check the mixture before the students put it into the plastic bags, making sure that is neither too wet nor too dry. Have the students pour their mixtures into the plastic bags. Make sure each baggy is "zipped" tightly or you will end up with a mess on your hands. If the bags are sealed correctly the mixture will remain pliable for up to 5 months. You may wish to have the students take the plastic bags home to demonstrate what they did to their parents. 4. Demonstrate converging, diverging, and transform plate boundary motions to the students. Have the students stress the bags as shown in the diagrams below. Tell the students to observe what happens as they apply each type of stress. Go around to each of the students, making sure they can point out mountains and valleys. When the students try to "diverge", they should not apply a lot of pressure because the paste will not gush up. In a real diverging zone, however, lava fills in the void. 5. In conclusion, discuss that when the outer portion of the Earth is under stress, earthquakes take place to relieve the stress. Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

7 PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE - PLATE TECTONICS (1) POST LAB OBJECTIVES: Students examine geographic evidence for plate tectonics. 1. Comparing the shapes of South America and Africa. 2. Locating South America and Africa on a globe. VOCABULARY: Africa continent South America MATERIALS: worksheet BACKGROUND: The Plate Tectonic Cycle exercises stress the information that earthquakes and volcanoes give us about plate boundaries and plate motions. However, many other types of evidence also support the theory of plate tectonics. One of the first observations used to Notice the fit of Africa and South America suggest that the outer portion of the Earth is mobile is the fit of the continents, particularly the west coast of Africa against the east coast of South America. This observation predates plate tectonics. It was first noticed in the 18 th century, and most recently proposed by a German scientist, Alfred Wegener in Wegener called his theory the "continental drift" theory, referring to the apparent movement of continents alone. However, continental drift is a historical term that may give the wrong notion to children. We now know it is not the continents that move, but the plates, in which the continents are embedded. South America and Africa were once together, but were split apart by the formation of a diverging plate boundary. This is confirmed by matches between the rocks and fossils of the two continents. Plate motion, not continents drifting, explains this. The two continents are still moving away from each other today. In this handwriting, coloring, and cutting exercise the students will discover that South America fits into Africa, much like a jigsaw puzzle. Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

8 PROCEDURE: 1. Remind your students that the continents riding on the backs or top parts of the plates. Show them a map of South America and Africa, or use the presentation image below. Ask your students if they believe these two continents were joined together. Hopefully they will see the geometric fit. Remind the class that this is one piece of evidence for plate tectonics. Many other pieces of information were needed to prove the theory. 2. If you have a large world map in your room, go over the different continents with your students and have them try to fit other continents and areas together. If you rotate North America toward the right it fits against Europe. The south coast of Australia fits against Antarctica. India fits between Africa and Australia. 3. Have the students complete the worksheet. They should trace the names of the continents first, to practice their writing skills. Have them color the continents before they cut them out. Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

9 PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE - PLATE TECTONICS (1) POST LAB LABEL AND COLOR AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA. CAN YOU MAKE A PUZZLE? CUT OUT THE PIECES AND FIND OUT! Math/Science Nucleus 1990,

### SECOND GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

SECOND GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF SECOND GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Investigating the parts of a volcano. LAB: Comparing the parts of a

### SIXTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

SIXTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF SIXTH GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Comparing the structure of different types of volcanoes. LAB: Plotting

### KINDERGARTEN PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

KINDERGARTEN PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF KINDERGARTEN VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Learning that all mountains are not volcanoes. LAB: Investigating rocks

### FOURTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FOURTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FOURTH GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Comparing different structures of volcanoes. LAB: Modeling three types

### FIFTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FIFTH GRADE PLATE TECTONICS 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIFTH GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Exploring the rocks produced by volcanoes. LAB: Comparing igneous rocks.

### Unit 4 Lesson 2 Plate Tectonics. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Puzzling Evidence What evidence suggests that continents move? In the late 1800s, Alfred Wegener proposed his hypothesis of continental drift. According to this hypothesis, the continents once formed a

[Geology Layers of the Earth] [Basic: Grade 2-3] [Advanced: Grade 5: Introduction to Plate Tectonics} BACKGROUND Scientists and geologists have been able to do some drilling on Earth. They are also able

### Name: Period: # Plate Tectonics. Journey to the center of the Earth

Plate Tectonics Journey to the center of the Earth Use pages 124 129 to answer the following questions. Exploring Inside Earth (p. 125-126) 1. What are the two main types of evidence that Geologist use

### Interactive Plate Tectonics

Interactive Plate Tectonics Directions: Go to the following website and complete the questions below. http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/index.html How do scientists learn about the interior

### Student Exploration: Plate Tectonics

Name: Date: Student Exploration: Plate Tectonics Vocabulary: collisional boundary, convergent boundary, crust, divergent boundary, earthquake, lithosphere, mantle, plate, plate tectonics, transform boundary,

### Plate Tectonics Web-Quest

Plate Tectonics Web-Quest Part I: Earth s Structure. Use the following link to find these answers: http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.html 1. Label the layers of Earth in the diagram

### FIRST GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FIRST GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIRST GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Learning the shapes of volcanoes. LAB: Experimenting with "lava." POST: Comparing

### 4. Plate Tectonics II (p. 46-67)

4. Plate Tectonics II (p. 46-67) Seafloor Spreading In the early 1960s, samples of basaltic ocean crust were dredged up from various locations across the ocean basins. The samples were then analyzed to

### Plate tectonics states that the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections, called plates.

Notes on Plate Tectonics Plate tectonics states that the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections, called plates. These plates move around the mantle. Plates are composed of the crust and

### Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics -- Multi-format Test

Name: Class: Date: ID: A Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics -- Multi-format Test Modified True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the identified word or phrase to make the

### Plate Tectonics Short Study Guide

Name: Class: Date: Plate Tectonics Short Study Guide Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. The existence of coal beds in Antarctica

### Plate Tectonics. Hi, I am Zed and I am going to take you on a trip learning about Plate Tectonics. And I am Buddy Zed s mascot

Plate Tectonics Hi, I am Zed and I am going to take you on a trip learning about Plate Tectonics And I am Buddy Zed s mascot Continental Drift Alfred Wegener proposed that continents were not always where

### ES Chapter 10 Review. Name: Class: Date: Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Name: Class: Date: ES Chapter 10 Review Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Scientists used the pattern of alternating normal and reversed

### Georgia Performance Standards Framework for Science Grade 6. Unit Organizer: Geology: Inside the Earth (Approximate Time: 7 Weeks)

The following instructional plan is part of a GaDOE collection of Unit Frameworks, Performance Tasks, examples of Student Work, and Teacher Commentary. Many more GaDOE approved instructional plans are

### Tectonic plates have different boundaries.

KEY CONCEPT Plates move apart. BEFORE, you learned The continents join and break apart The sea floor provides evidence that tectonic plates move The theory of plate tectonics helps explain how the plates

### A Collection of Curricula for the STARLAB Plate Tectonics Cylinder

A Collection of Curricula for the STARLAB Plate Tectonics Cylinder Including: The Changing Earth by Gerald L. Mallon, Ed.D. v. 616-2008 by Science First /STARLAB, 86475 Gene Lasserre Blvd., Yulee, FL.

### 1. You are about to begin a unit on geology. Can anyone tell me what geology is? The study of the physical earth I.

PLATE TECTONICS ACTIVITY The purpose of this lab is to introduce the concept of plate tectonics and the formation of mountains. Students will discuss the properties of the earth s crust and plate tectonics.

### Georgia Performance Standards Framework for Shaky Ground 6 th Grade

The following instructional plan is part of a GaDOE collection of Unit Frameworks, Performance Tasks, examples of Student Work, and Teacher Commentary. Many more GaDOE approved instructional plans are

### Plate Tectonics. Plate Tectonics The unifying concept of the Earth sciences. Continental Drift

Plate Tectonics The unifying concept of the Earth sciences. The outer portion of the Earth is made up of about 20 distinct plates (~ 100 km thick), which move relative to each other This motion is what

### Plate Tectonics. Introduction. Boundaries between crustal plates

Plate Tectonics KEY WORDS: continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics, mid ocean ridge (MOR) system, spreading center, rise, divergent plate boundary, subduction zone, convergent plate boundary,

### Layers of the Earth and Plate Tectonics

Layers of the Earth and Plate Tectonics Objectives: explain various ways the earth can be changed by natural forces define the term Geology define the terms Crust, Mantle, Outer Core and Inner Core classify

### Geol 101: Physical Geology PAST EXAM QUESTIONS LECTURE 4: PLATE TECTONICS II

Geol 101: Physical Geology PAST EXAM QUESTIONS LECTURE 4: PLATE TECTONICS II 4. Which of the following statements about paleomagnetism at spreading ridges is FALSE? A. there is a clear pattern of paleomagnetic

### Continents join together and split apart.

KEY CONCEPT Continents change position over time. BEFORE, you learned Earth s main layers are the core, the mantle, and the crust The lithosphere and asthenosphere are the topmost layers of Earth The lithosphere

### Plate Tectonics: Big Ideas. Plate Tectonics. Plate Tectonics. The unifying concept of the Earth sciences.

Plate Tectonics: Big Ideas Our understanding of Earth is continuously refined. Earth s systems are dynamic; they continually react to changing influences from geological, hydrological, physical, chemical,

### SECOND GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

SECOND GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF SECOND GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Investigating the parts of a volcano. LAB: Comparing the parts of a volcano

### The Dynamic Crust 2) EVIDENCE FOR CRUSTAL MOVEMENT

The Dynamic Crust 1) Virtually everything you need to know about the interior of the earth can be found on page 10 of your reference tables. Take the time to become familiar with page 10 and everything

### www.amnh.org Continental Drift is the movement of the Earth s continents in relation to one another.

A Plate Tectonic Puzzle Introduction The Earth s crust is not a solid shell. It is made up of thick, interconnecting pieces called tectonic plates that fit together like a puzzle. They move atop the underlying

### Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries Deborah Jordan and Samuel Spiegel

Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries Deborah Jordan and Samuel Spiegel Jordan, Deborah and Spiegel, Samuel: Learning Research Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries.

### Rocks and Plate Tectonics

Name: Class: _ Date: _ Rocks and Plate Tectonics Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. What is a naturally occurring, solid mass of mineral or

### Rapid Changes in Earth s Surface

TEKS investigate rapid changes in Earth s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides Rapid Changes in Earth s Surface Constant Changes Earth s surface is constantly changing. Wind,

### Glossary. continental crust: the sections of crust, the outermost layer of the earth, that include the continents

aftershock: an earthquake that follows a larger earthquake or main shock and originates in or near the rupture zone of the larger earthquake. Generally, major earthquakes are followed by a number of aftershocks

### TECTONICS ASSESSMENT

Tectonics Assessment / 1 TECTONICS ASSESSMENT 1. Movement along plate boundaries produces A. tides. B. fronts. C. hurricanes. D. earthquakes. 2. Which of the following is TRUE about the movement of continents?

### Earth Egg Model Teacher Notes

Ancient Greeks tried to explain earthquakes and volcanic activity by saying that a massive bull lay underground and the land shook when it became angry. Modern theories rely on an understanding of what

### Name Score /225. (Make sure you identify each key concept by identifying the section [1.1, 1.2, etc.].]

Name Score /225 Changing Earth Chapter 1 Worksheet Before reading Chapter 1 (pages 9 37). On a separate sheet of paper, make two columns. Title the first column Before I Read. Title the second column After

### 11A Plate Tectonics. What is plate tectonics? Setting up. Materials

11A Plate Tectonics What is plate tectonics? Earth s crust plus the upper mantle forms the lithosphere. Earth s lithosphere is broken in a number of different pieces. How these pieces move and interact

### Plate Tectonics. Learning Guide. Pacific Plate. Pacific Ocean. Divergent boundaries

Plate Tectonics Learning Guide North American Plate Eurasian Plate Arabian Plate Pacific Plate Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Cocos Plate Nazca Plate South American Plate African Plate Convergent boundary

### Inside Earth Chapter 3

Name Hour Due Date Inside Earth Chapter Page 1 Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics Page 2 Volcanic Activity Page - Mapping Earthquakes and Volcanoes Page 4 Mapping Earthquakes and Volcanoes table Page 5 - Mapping

### Plate Tectonics Lab. Continental Drift. The Birth of Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics Lab Continental Drift Take a look at a globe sometime and observe the remarkable fit between South America and Africa. Could they have, in fact, been connected? During the 19th and early

### Layers of the Earth s Interior

Layers of the Earth s Interior 1 Focus Question How is the Earth like an ogre? 2 Objectives Explain how geologists have learned about the interior of the Earth. Describe the layers of the Earth s interior.

### Chapter 2. Plate Tectonics. Plate Tectonics: Learning Goals

Plate Tectonics Chapter 2 Interactions at depend on the direction of relative plate motion and the type of crust. Which kind of plate boundary is associated with Earthquake activity? A. Divergent Boundary

### 6.E.2.2 Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Name: Date: 1. The road shown below was suddenly broken by a natural event. 3. The convergence of two continental plates would produce Which natural event most likely caused the crack in the road? island

### Tectonic plates push together at convergent boundaries.

KEY CONCEPT Plates converge or scrape past each other. BEFORE, you learned Plates move apart at divergent boundaries In the oceans, divergent boundaries mark where the sea floor spreads apart On land,

### Plate Tectonics Practice Questions and Answers Revised August 2007

Plate Tectonics Practice Questions and Answers Revised August 2007 1. Please fill in the missing labels. 2. Please fill in the missing labels. 3. How many large plates form the outer shell of the earth?

### FOURTH GRADE EARTHQUAKES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FOURTH GRADE EARTHQUAKES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FOURTH GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Comparing different structures of volcanoes. DURING: Modeling three types

### Some Processes that Change the Earth s Surface

PART ONE Some Processes that Change the Earth s Surface Science standards To prepare students to understand the Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) introduced at middle school, this series

### Earth Science Grade 4 Minerals

Earth Science Grade 4 Minerals Standards: Identifies the physical properties of minerals Teacher Background Minerals are pure substances and mix together to make rocks. Rocks have a cycle and different

### Essential Question: How did the theory of Plate Tectonics evolve?

Essential Question: How did the theory of Plate Tectonics evolve? 1. Look at a globe or a map of the Earth. Name the continents. (7 points) 2. How many continents are there? (3 points) 3. On a sheet of

### Plate Tectonics Chapter 2

Plate Tectonics Chapter 2 Does not include complete lecture notes. Continental drift: An idea before its time Alfred Wegener First proposed his continental drift hypothesis in 1915 Published The Origin

### Lesson 13: Plate Tectonics I

Standards Addressed Lesson 13: Plate Tectonics I Overview Lesson 13 introduces students to geological oceanography by presenting the basic structure of the Earth and the properties of Earth s primary layers.

### How Did These Ocean Features and Continental Margins Form?

298 10.14 INVESTIGATION How Did These Ocean Features and Continental Margins Form? The terrain below contains various features on the seafloor, as well as parts of three continents. Some general observations

### DYNAMIC CRUST: Unit 4 Exam Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

DYNAMIC CRUST: Unit 4 Exam Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes NAME: BLOCK: DATE: 1. Base your answer to the following question on The block diagram below shows the boundary between two tectonic plates. Which

### Exploring Our World with GIS Lesson Plans Engage

Exploring Our World with GIS Lesson Plans Engage Title: Exploring Our Nation 20 minutes *Have students complete group work prior to going to the computer lab. 2.List of themes 3. Computer lab 4. Student

### Plate Tectonics. Earth, 9 th edition Chapter 2

1 Plate Tectonics Earth, 9 th edition Chapter 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Plate Tectonics: summary in haiku form Alfred Wegener gave us Continental Drift. Fifty years later... Continental Drift

### Regents Questions: Plate Tectonics

Earth Science Regents Questions: Plate Tectonics Name: Date: Period: August 2013 Due Date: 17 Compared to the oceanic crust, the continental crust is (1) less dense and more basaltic (3) more dense and

TEACHING LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (TLC) EARTH SCIENCE Volcanoes Erupt Grade 6 Created by: Debra McKey (Mountain Vista Middle School); Valerie Duncan (Upper Lake Middle School); and Lynn Chick (Coyote Valley

### Alfred Wegener s Theory of Continental Drift Became Modern Plate Tectonics. Wegener in Greenland about 1912. He froze to death there in 1930.

Alfred Wegener s Theory of Continental Drift Became Modern Plate Tectonics Wegener in Greenland about 1912. He froze to death there in 1930. Science is self correcting. The Scientific Method The history

### Investigation 6: What happens when plates collide?

Tectonics Investigation 6: Teacher Guide Investigation 6: What happens when plates collide? In this activity, students will use the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes in a Web GIS to learn about

### Step 2: Learn where the nearest divergent boundaries are located.

What happens when plates diverge? Plates spread apart, or diverge, from each other at divergent boundaries. At these boundaries new ocean crust is added to the Earth s surface and ocean basins are created.

### SECOND GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

SECOND GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES UNIVERSE CYCLE OVERVIEW OF SECOND GRADE UNIVERSE WEEK 1. PRE: Discovering stars. LAB: Analyzing the geometric pattern of constellations. POST: Exploring

PLATE TECTONICS Teacher Guide including Lesson Plans, Student Readers, and More Information Lesson 1 - Evidence of Plate Tectonics Lesson 2 - Plotting Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lesson 3 - Case History

### Students explore the mechanism behind plate motion as they investigate convection currents. KEY CONCEPTS AND PROCESS SKILLS

Convection Currents 40- to 1 50-minute session ACTIVITY OVERVIEW 46 L A B O R AT O R Y Students explore the mechanism behind plate motion as they investigate convection currents. KEY CONCEPTS AND PROCESS

### Suggested Activities Processes that Shape the Earth: Earth s Structure and Plate Tectonics

Suggested Activities Processes that Shape the Earth: Earth s Structure and Plate Tectonics From Harcourt Science Teacher Ed. Source (Grade Level) Title Pages Concept Harcourt Science (4) The Layers of

### II. Earth Science (Geology) Section (9/18/2013)

EAPS 100 Planet Earth Lecture Topics Brief Outlines II. Earth Science (Geology) Section (9/18/2013) 1. Interior of the Earth Learning objectives: Understand the structure of the Earth s interior crust,

### BASIC LESSON Objective(s)

[Geology - Landforms] [K-1: Basic] [Grades 2-3: Advanced] BACKGROUND Landforms are natural features of the Earth's surface. They are created by the movement of ice or water, earthquakes, lava flows, volcanoes,

### Name Date Class. By studying the Vocabulary and Notes listed for each section below, you can gain a better understanding of this chapter.

CHAPTER 7 VOCABULARY & NOTES WORKSHEET Earthquakes By studying the Vocabulary and Notes listed for each section below, you can gain a better understanding of this chapter. SECTION 1 Vocabulary In your

### Lesson 3: The formation of mountains Factsheet for teachers

Lesson 3: The formation of mountains Factsheet for teachers Vocabulary This lesson uses the following geographical terms. These should be used and explained to pupils as the lesson is taught. Core, mantle,

### 1 Exploring Earth s Interior

1 Exploring Earth s Interior Crust Mantle Outer Core Crust-to-Mantle Inner Core Cross Section From Surface to Center SCIENCE EXPLORER Focus on Earth Science Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2 Evidence for Continental

### Using Google Earth to Explore Plate Tectonics

Using Google Earth to Explore Plate Tectonics Laurel Goodell, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 laurel@princeton.edu Inspired by, and borrows from, the GIS-based Exploring

### KINDERGARTEN 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

KINDERGARTEN 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES UNIVERSE CYCLE OVERVIEW OF KINDERGARTEN UNIVERSE WEEK 1. PRE: Discovering misconceptions of the Universe. LAB: Comparing size and distances in space. POST:

### Study Guide Questions Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics

Study Guide Questions Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics What evidence did Alfred Wegener present in 1912 to support the idea of continental drift? Why did most geologists at the time dismiss Wegener

FIRST GRADE CHEMISTRY 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES ROCK CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIRST GRADE CHEMISTRY WEEK 1. PRE: Comparing solids, gases, liquids, and plasma. LAB: Exploring how states of matter can

### The interior of the Earth is divided into layers based on chemical and physical properties.

Plate Tectonics Lecture Notes: Slide 1. Title Slide Slide 2. The interior of the Earth is divided into layers based on chemical and physical properties. The Earth has an outer silica-rich, solid crust,

### Unit Plan: Plate Tectonics Shannon B. Carpenter TE 804 1/25/02

Unit Plan: Plate Tectonics Shannon B. Carpenter TE 804 1/25/02 This unit plan is intended to cover about seven weeks and would be appropriate for a middle school general science class or an introductory

### Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes Day Activity Homework 1 Notes I, II Gondwanaland Take-Home Continental Drift* 2 Notes III- V B Edible Tectonics* 3 Notes V C- VI Article- One Boy s Experience

### FOURTH GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FOURTH GRADE VOLCANOES 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES PLATE TECTONIC CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FOURTH GRADE VOLCANOES WEEK 1. PRE: Comparing different structures of volcanoes. LAB: Modeling three types of

### Hot Spots & Plate Tectonics

Hot Spots & Plate Tectonics Activity I: Hawaiian Islands Procedures: Use the map and the following information to determine the rate of motion of the Pacific Plate over the Hawaiian hot spot. The volcano

### Plate Tectonics. Plate Tectonics LEVELED READER Y. www.readinga-z.com. Visit www.readinga-z.com for thousands of books and materials.

Plate Tectonics A Reading A Z Level Y Leveled Reader Word Count: 1,933 LEVELED READER Y Plate Tectonics Written by William Harryman Illustrated by Signe Nordin Visit www.readinga-z.com for thousands of

### KINDERGARTEN WATER 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

KINDERGARTEN WATER 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES WATER CYCLE OVERVIEW OF KINDERGARTEN WEEK 1. PRE: Defining the states of matter. LAB: Discovering the properties of water. POST: Analyzing the water

### Continental Drift. Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) Proposed that all of the continents were once part of a large supercontinent - Pangaea Based on:

Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift Continental Drift Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) Proposed that all of the continents were once part of a large supercontinent - Pangaea Based on: Similarities in shorelines

### Earth Science Module 21. Plate Tectonics: The Earth in Motion. Plate Tectonics Module Study Notes and Outline. Creationist Model

Earth Science Module 21 Plate Tectonics: The Earth in Motion Plate Tectonics Module Study Notes and Outline Creationist Model I. Scientists shift their paradigm A. When the data supporting plate tectonics

### 1. The diagram below shows a cross section of sedimentary rock layers.

1. The diagram below shows a cross section of sedimentary rock layers. Which statement about the deposition of the sediments best explains why these layers have the curved shape shown? 1) Sediments were

### Seismic Waves Practice

1. Base your answer to the following question on the diagram below, which shows models of two types of earthquake waves. Model A best represents the motion of earthquake waves called 1) P-waves (compressional

Lesson Title: Vibrant Volcanoes Grade level: 2 4 Topic/Subject Matter: Earth Science Time Allotment:1-2 class periods Overview This lesson will introduce elementary students to the fiery and explosive

### FIRST GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FIRST GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES UNIVERSE CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIRST GRADE UNIVERSE WEEK 1. PRE: Describing the Universe. LAB: Comparing and contrasting bodies that reflect light. POST: Exploring

### II. 2005 Core Knowledge National Conference, The Structure of the Earth, 4 th Grade 1

The Structure of the Earth Grade Level or Special Area: 4 th Grade Written by: Janet Child, John Hancock Charter School, Pleasant Grove, UT and Laura Wirsig, Belle Creek Charter School, Brighton, CO Length

### Transform Boundaries

Lecture 7 Plates and Mantle Plumes Transform Boundaries Transform boundaries occur where one segment of rigid lithosphere slides horizontally past another in response to stresses in the lithosphere. The

### II. 2003 Core Knowledge National Conference, Plate Tectonics, Grade 6 1

Plate Tectonics Grade: Six Written by: Sara Schroeder, Classical Charter School, Appleton, Wisconsin Lori Morris, Crestview Academy, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Length of Unit: 13 days I. ABSTRACT This is a

### THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH

THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH Contents 1. Main Objectives 2. Useful Websites 3. Pupil Vocabulary Cards 4. Word Wall Cards 5. Glossary 6. Key Question Cards 7. Prior Learning Diagram 8. Hands-on Activities

### SECOND GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

SECOND GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES WATER CYCLE OVERVIEW OF SECOND GRADE WATER WEEK 1. PRE: Exploring the properties of water. LAB: Experimenting with different soap mixtures. POST: Analyzing

### Earth Science Landforms, Weathering, and Erosion Reading Comprehension. Landforms, Weathering, and Erosion

Reading Comprehension Name 1 How many people have been to the Rocky Mountains or the Grand Canyon? When people go to visit these natural wonders, they may not realize that it took millions of years for

### When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong When Things Go Wrong Our planet has many wondrous things. We plant a tiny sapling and it becomes a mighty tree. Water runs in rivers. Rainbows appear in the sky. But it is not always

### Engaging Students Through Interactive Activities In General Education Classes

Engaging Students Through Interactive Activities In General Education Classes On the Cutting Edge: Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop 14-18 June 2009 Presented by Randy Richardson Department of Geosciences,

### PLATE TECTONICS EXERCISE (Modified from North Seattle Community College online exercise)

PLATE TECTONICS EXERCISE (Modified from North Seattle Community College online exercise) Introduction: As discussed in our textbook, the speed at which tectonic plates move has been calculated in several