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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics


TEK 6.10D - At the end of this unit on Plate Tectonics, Students will describe the 3 different types of plate boundaries and give specific examples and/or illustrations of the geological events that occur from each type of movement.

This lesson is about the theory of plate tectonics and the different plate boundaries.  Each type of plate boundary moves differently. Students will describe the difference between a transform boundary, convergent boundary and divergent boundary.  Students will then give examples of the different geological events, such as earthquakes, ocean basins, mountain building, mid-ocean ridges, etc, that occur because of the movement of each type of plate boundary.

Students will complete the WSQ activities as they watch the Plate Tectonics video.  Students should then work on the lab activity, conclusion and presentation.

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Plate Tectonics Lab and Assessment

This lab is a hands-on activity that models the different plate boundaries and the geological events that occur around each type of boundary. Students complete the conclusion then choose a format for their assessment presentation.


Source: Michelle Phillips

Plate Tectonics Video WSQ

This handout goes with the Plate Tectonics Video. Students complete activities from this handout as they watch the video.


Source: this handout was created by Michelle Phillips

Plate Tectonics

This is a screencast video lesson on plate tectonics. After watching this video, students will be able to identify the major tectonic plates and describe the geological events that occur from their movement.

Source: screencast recorded by Michelle Phillips