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Continental Drift &
Plate Tectonics

The way it was....

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain -
the equality of all men

Ignazio Silo

Find the archived Plate Tectonics page HERE.
Hands-on Lessons, Labs, & Activities
  The Way it Was - Lesson for exploring the evidence for
    Continental Drift
    Student Sheet
    Puzzle Pieces
    Puzzle Legend
    World Map
    Original Activity from USGS
  Mountain Building - short investigation modeling the building of
    mountains at convergent plates
  Geologic Events on Earth - Lesson from NASA; The objective of
    this exercise is to show the fre- quency and distribution of
    events on Earth result- ing from the four major geologic
  When Plates Collide - Lesson from NOAA; Students will describe
    the motion of tectonic plates
  Galapagos Spreading Center - Lesson from NOAA: Students will
    learn the basic concept of seafloor spreading
  Plate Tectonics - Student Activities from Geoscience Australia
  It's Not Your Fault - Lesson from NOAA; Students will be able to
    compare and contrast movements on either side of the San
    Andreas Fault; students will be able to calculate the amount
    of movement of a tectonic plate over a period of time
  Puzzle of the Plates - Lesson from NOAA; Students will describe
    the motion of tectonic plates
  The Biggest Plates on Earth - Lesson from NOAA; Students will
    be able to describe the motion of tec- tonic plates, and
    differentiate between three typical boundary types that occur
    between tectonic plates
Multimedia and Online Resources
  Dynamic Earth - Interactive from Annenberg Learner; Delve into
    the earth's interior, learn about its tectonic plates and their
    movements, and discover how mountains, volcanoes, and
    earthquakes are formed
  PBS Learning Media (need to set up free account) - Understand
    how Earth is dynamic and how moving plates form ocean basins,
    mountain ranges, islands, volcanoes, and earthquakes
  BBC Bytesize - Review of basics
Review, Reinforcement, and Assessment Lessons and Activities
  Convergent Boundaries - 3D graphic organizer
  Task Cards for Plate Boundaries
  Vocabulary for Word Walls

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