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Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics

Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics

Author: Marcia Flores

A Tutorial explaining Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics. You will learn about the Earth's layers and how plate tectonics works.

Standards: MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems -

MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. 

California Common Core State Standards: ELA/Literacy - 

RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. 

SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. 

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    Earth Crust

    Watch “Bill Nye the Science Guy: Earth’s Crust” YouTube Video.

    Source: Jessica Potts

    What is Inside the Earth

    Here is a website in detail of what is inside the earth. This link will take you to the website,

    Source: USGS Publications Warehouse

    National Geographic: Plate Tectonics

    This is a good article about Plate Tectonics. This link will take you to the National Geographic website,

    Source: National Geographic Society. “Plate Tectonics.” National Geographic Society, 5 Mar. 2013,

    Kahoot! - Layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics Review

    Fun Activity - Layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Boundaries, and Continental Drift Review #continentaldrift #platetectonics

    This link will take you to the Kahoot! website,

    Source: Kahoot! Made by Marcia Flores