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Plate Boundaries

Plate Boundaries

Author: Karisa Mantey
Description:

Describe the three types of plate boundaries (divergent, convergent, and transform) and geographic features associated with them (e.g., continental rifts and mid-ocean ridges, volcanic and island arcs, deep-sea trenches, transform faults).

In this section, you will learn about plate boundaries.  Make sure to watch the notes screencast on plate boundaries before completing any of the activities.

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Tutorial

Plate Boundaries Notes

Watch this screencast about plate boundaries. Make sure to take notes while watching. Write down any questions you may have about plate boundaries on your note sheet.

Plate Boundaries Notes

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the plate boundaries screencast.

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Teacher Feature

Watch this teacher feature for a closer look into plate boundaries.

Graham Cracker Lab

Investigate the different types of plate boundaries during this lab. Use this activity sheet to complete the graham cracker lab.

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Khan Academy Geological Features of Convergent Boundaries

Watch this video about the geologic features of convergent boundaries by Sal Khan. Use the notes sheet to take notes while watching this video. Write down any questions you may have on your note sheet.

Geologic Features of Convergent Boundaries

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the Khan Academy video on geologic features of convergent plate boundaries.

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Khan Academy Geological Features of Divergent Boundaries

Watch this video about the geologic features of divergent boundaries by Sal Khan. Use the notes sheet to take notes while watching this video. Write down any questions you may have on your note sheet.

Geologic Features of Divergent Boundaries

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the Khan Academy video on geologic features of divergent plate boundaries.

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How Plates Create

Watch this video to learn how to complete the activity How Plates Create.

How Plates Create

Use this activity sheet to complete the How Plates Create activity.

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Khan Academy Plates Moving Due to Convection

Watch this video about plates moving due to convection currents in the mantle by Sal Khan. Use the notes sheet to take notes while watching this video. Write down any questions you may have on your note sheet.

Plates Moving Due to Convection

Use this note sheet to take notes while watching the Khan Academy video on plates moving due to convection currents in the mantle.

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Constructed Response Questions

Answer the question about plate boundaries in your constructed response questions packet.

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