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Plate Tectonics Unit

Due Date: May 14

The Big Idea: To investigate how plates move about on Earth’s surface and to observe how geologic features form as a result.

Unit Calendar: http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Plate Tectonics Unit 2013.docx

Directions

Examine the activities you can do to learn the unit objectives.   All of the activities and the dates we are doing them are listed below.  They are due at the latest on May 14 .  No work will be accepted after May 14 unless you are absent that day.

 

The activities in bold are required for every student to do.  These will help you learn the basics of the unit.  After you have mastered the basics, move to section B and then section A for more challenging activities. You must demonstrate knowledge for each level before moving on to the next section.

 

When you complete an activity, you must turn it in to receive feedback.  YOU MAY NOT TURN IN MORE THAN TWO ACTIVITIES PER DAY.  Including the last day of the unit.

 

As always, if you have questions ask or email.

Objectives

·         Explain Alfred Wegener’s hypothesis about the continents.

·         List the evidence for sea-floor spreading.

·         Explain the process of sea-floor spreading.

·         Describe the process of subduction.

·         Explain the theory of plate tectonics.

·         Describe the three types of plate boundaries.

State Standards

Addressed

 

ES2F:

Draw a labeled diagram showing how convection in the upper mantle drives movement of crustal plates. Describe what may happen when plate boundaries meet (e.g., earthquakes, tsunami, faults, mountain building), with examples from the Pacific Northwest.

 

Explain how a given landform (e.g. mountain) has been shaped by processes that build up structures (e.g., uplift) and by processes that break down and carry away material (e.g., weathering and erosion).

 

INQE:

Create a model to represent the behavior of events.

 

 

Vocabulary

continental drift

Pangea

fossil

plate

plate tectonics

divergent boundary

convergent boundary

transform boundary

 

Use the calendar to document your progress each day. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5/6

 

Prediction Guide

Pangaea Puzzle

and worksheet

5/7

 

Read textbook

pages 136-154

 

Questions

 

5/8

 

GLAD

 

 

5/9

 

Work Day

5/10

 

GLAD

 

Plate Boundary

Worksheet

5/13

 

Plate Boundary

Worksheet

5/14

 

How Plates Move Worksheet

 

 

5/15

 

Vocab

 

5/16

 

Discuss

Prediction Guide

C, B and A Work

Due. Vocab and

Review Guide

 

5/17

 

Test

  C Activities

 

Topic

Activity

Points

Possible

Due Dates

Completed

Before Reading

Prediction Guide

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Plate Tectonic Unit Prediction Guide.docx

5

5/6

 

puzzle

Pangea Puzzle Questions

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Pangea Questions.docx

5

5/8

 

worksheet

Pangea Puzzle

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Pangaea Puzzle.pdf

5

5/8

 

Read and worksheet

Read textbook pages 136-154

answer worksheet questions

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Questions for pgs 140-154.docx

10

5/9

 

worksheet

Plate Boundary Color

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/Plate Tectonics Boundary Color.docx

10

5/14

 

worksheet

How Plates Move

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/How Plates Move.docx

10

5/15

 

vocabulary

Vocabulary

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Vocabulary Template.docx

10

5/16

 

worksheet

Review Guide

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/2013Unit Review Guide.docx

10

5/16

 

 

Test

100

5/17

 

 

B Activities

 

 

Use the internet to research Alfred Wegener, the scientist who came up with the theory of plate tectonics.

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/B Work Alfred Wegener.docx

10

 

 

 

 

Build a Model Showing the Three Types of Plate Boundaries

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/B Work Build a Model Showing the Three Types of Plate Boundaries.docx

10

 

 

 

What if……..

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/B Work What If.docx

10

 

 

 

A Activities

 

 

Where Will the Continents be in 100 Million Years?

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/A Work Where Will the Continents Be in 100M yrs..docx

15

 

 

 

Island Hopping

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/A Work Island Hopping.docx

15

 

 

 

Lizard Debate

http://userfiles.educatorpages.com/userfiles/julienelson/Plate_Tectonics/A Work Lizard Debate.docx

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

 

 

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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