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Plate Tectonics Convection Currents in the Mantle
This activity is a great way to add to you Plate Tectonics Unit. Help your students see convection currents in action and learn about how these convection currents in Earth's Mantle cause movement on Earth's surface. Click HERE to see a video preview of the activity and productStudents create conv
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Convection Currents in the Mantle Lab Lesson 04
PowerPoint guiding students through a lab that uses 2 Erlenmeyer flasks to observe that hot water rises and cool water sinks. These convections currents explain how the earth's plates slide on the mantle. If finished early, links to a video clip and a plate tectonics simulation are provided. Naomi
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Answer Key for Convection Currents in the Mantle Lab Lesson 4
Answers to expected observations and questions for Convection Currents in the Mantle Lab.
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Convection Currents in the Mantle
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Convection Currents Science and Literacy Lesson Set (TEKS)
Convection Currents Science and Literacy Lesson Set - Common Core and STAAR (TEKS) aligned ***Lesson set covers: Convection Currents overview with a focus on hurricanes, sea breezes, land breezes, and within the Earth's mantle. Easy to follow! Fun for the students! These activities are creat
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Convection Currents Comic
Key Concepts: convection currents, mantle, lava, continental drift, plate tectonics, heat, core, earthThis lesson compares the motion of magma in the mantle to the motion of "lava" in a lava lamp. This comic creates a memorable real-life comparison!This download includes both the color and blacklin
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Convection Currents Comic (Blackline)
The Groovy Mantle- Compare the motion of magma in the mantle to the motion of "lava" in a lava lamp. This comic creates a memorable real-life comparison!
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Convection Currents
This is a complete lesson plan with a lab, PowerPoint, worksheet and exit ticket. The lesson gives you everything you need to help your students understand convection currents in the mantle.
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EASY Thermal Energy & Heat Convection Currents LAB ACTIVITY (Middle School)
Effectively demonstrates convection currents for middle school students. Uses only very simple supplies! NGSS Earth/Space: MS-ESS2-2 MS-ESS2-3 MS-ESS2-6 NGSS Physical Science: MS-PS3-3 MS-PS3-6This lab is very effective as either a student investigation or a teacher demonstration of convectio

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Teaching Convection Currents Using a Hands-On Lab Activity
In this hands-on, inexpensive lab, students will be able to witness convection currents as they make a simulation of convection currents in the mantle. All that is need is a heat source, food coloring, saw dust or other light weight material and a glass (preferably a beaker). This activity can be do
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NGSS MS./HS. Earth's Systems: Convection Currents Lab
NGSS MS./HS. Earth's Systems: Convection Currents Lab, aligns with Middle School and High School Earth's Systems NGSS standards. Students pretty much create a lava lamp and relate it to the cycling of mantle material through the Earth! Teacher prep: -Modeling on a smart board is suggested -Copies
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Convection Currents Lab
In this activity, students will observe the movement of hot and cold water demonstrating convection currents in the mantle, ocean, and atmosphere.
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Convection Currents Notes
These notes give students an idea of how convection currents in the mantle work and how they are compared to a lava lamp.
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LAYERS OF THE EARTH SCIENCE DOODLE NOTE, INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK, MINI ANCHOR CHART
Looking for a fun, engaging instructional resource for layers of the earth? Why not give doodle notes a try? Layers of the Earth Doodle Notes will aid in student concept retention, focus, creativity, and engagement. Students will use this graphic organizer to label and describe each of the layers

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Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift, and Earth's Layers Review Circuit
This review circuit includes everything you will need to conduct a challenging review of concepts relating to plate tectonics, continental drift, and earth's layers. Simply display the provided posters around your classroom or in a small hallway in a random order, explain to students how to conduct

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Wegener's Continental Drift Argument with Claim Evidence Reasoning
In this activity students recreate the argument Wegener used to support his theory of continental drift. Students create an interactive notebook foldable of notes and use this to create a C-E-R scientific argument with Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.This NGSS aligned activity is used to support the

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Plate Tectonics Unit
This unit has 5 sections: 1. Layers of the Earth 2. Convection Currents and the Mantle 3. Continental Drift 4. Seafloor Spreading 5. The Theory of Plate Tectonics Each section has a PowerPoint and a Cornell notes handout for students. Most of the sections include either analysis questions, activit
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Earth's Layers  Interactive Notebook Webquest and Presentation
Students complete online research to learn about the layers inside Earth. As they research, they fill out a notes minibook to organize the information. Small size is fun and perfect to put into an interactive notebook.Download includes:- Inside Earth minibook foldable with student directions sheet
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Earth's Layers Lab-eggs/density
How is the Earth like a hard boiled egg? This lab allows kids to discover this concept as well as have a healthy snack! They will drop the egg into water, watch it sink, then add salt to the water, thereby making it more dense than the egg, and then watch the egg float! This helps them to unders
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Density Column LAB using process skills
This is a lab I do at the beginning of the year with my gifted students to introduce the steps of the scientific lab, the application of lab safety rules, and the use of process skills (observations and inferences) within a lab setting. I keep the bottles in the back of the room and we reference th
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Plate Tectonics - Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer helps students to visualize the often concrete concepts of Earth's interior structure, types of heat transfer, convection currents in the mantle, continental drift evidence and plate tectonic theory.
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Layers of the Earth PowerPoint
This PowerPoint is an introduction to the layers of the Earth. It is animated and includes the properties and composition of each of Earth's layers. The layers included are; crust, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mantle, outer core, inner core. For each layer it will include; temperature range, composit
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Earth/Space Lesson III PowerPoint "Theory of Plate Tectonics"
This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "STANDARD 7 - The Earth The teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes. Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher: 7A. understands the st
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Earth/Space Complete Unit VIII "Plate Tectonics"
This unit aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "STANDARD 7 - The Earth The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes. Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher: 7A. und
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