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Tectonic Plates Plotting Activity: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
I use this fun activity when teaching about tectonic plates. his activity allows students to see that volcanoes and earthquakes coincide with tectonic plate boundaries. Students will plot the location (given by teacher) of past earthquakes and volcanoes. After plotting the locations on the map, s
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Lab Activity Calculating Rates of Tectonic Plate Motion
In this activity students will calculate the rate of the movement of Pacific Tectonic plate by examinining the formation of Hawaiian island chain. Students begin by determining ages of rocks found on each island using radiometric dating principle. Then they use scale maps to determine real world dis
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Tectonic Plates and Plate Boundaries
Teaching about plates and plate boundaries in your science class? You'll need one hard cooked egg and this collection of resources!! Here's what's included:   ♦ An image or a PowerPoint presentation to brainstorm what students know about plates.   ♦ A quick demonstration that models tectonic pla
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Plate Tectonics Concept Map- Graphic Organizer
This concept map on the theory of Plate Tectonics was created for a 6th grade Earth Science class as a way for the students to see the "full picture". After completing a study on the theory, earthquakes, and volcanoes, a few day lesson was conducted for students to see how everything they learned is
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Plate Tectonics Close Read and Lab NGSS 4-ESS2-2 and 4-ESS1-1
This resource is full of interesting activities! There is a hands-on lab with follow up pages, QR code Research, nonfiction passages, a slide show, map work, Interactive notebook flaps, worksheets and more. Concepts are aligned with NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas from Earth's History, Earth’s Materi

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Evidence of Continental Drift Assignment (Mapping Alfred Wegener's Evidence)
In this assignment students will be analyzing four different maps displaying evidences used by Alfred Wegener to support his hypothesis of continental drift and then transferring that data to a map of Pangaea. The four maps used show rock layers, fossils, mountains, and glaciers as they are distribu
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Epicenter and Earthquakes NGSS MS-ESS2-1
A fantastic measuring activity for earthquake epicenters. Students first learn that seismographs from three different locations are needed in order to find the location of an epicenter. Based on the differences in P and S wave arrival times, students read the distance from the epicenter from a dista

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Earthquakes: The Richter Scale NGSS MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2
A visual assignment to offer when teaching about earthquakes and the Richter scale. Lesson plans for a dynamic teaching presentation are described and include content notes to display in a graphic format. Quality document camera-ready images and graphic notes will enable you to present a professiona

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Plate Tectonics Lab Stations NGSS Middle School Earth Systems MS-ESS2
This NGSS middle school plate tectonics lab stations activity incorporates earthquakes, convection currents, volcanoes and even hot spots to gather evidence to develop a deeper understanding of the strand MS-ESS2 Earth Systems. It is a HIGHLY ENGAGING lesson that rotates students through 5 stations

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Plate Tectonics: Predicting How Plate Tectonics Will Change the Earth
This is a lesson that will teach students how the earth has changed and ask them to predict how it will look in the future due to plate tectonics. Students use basic fossil evidence to create a pangea-like formation of the continents. The student analyze their formation to determine how the contin
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Plate Tectonics
This lesson/presentation provides high interest content and requires students to interpret primary sources – maps and charts, make observations, and explain their thinking. The majority of the information provided in this document is from the story titled SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906 and can be
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Plate Tectonics Worksheet Activity (Mapping Boundaries)
This product includes a worksheet activity on identifying and labeling the three different types of plate boundaries on a world map. This activity is part of my Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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3-D Topographic Models: Using Maps to Make Cross Sections
In this lesson students create 3-D models from topography maps. Necessary skills to teach in parallel or before the lesson – reading topography lines, reading and creating graphs Necessary materials – scissors, glue, rulers You Get: 1 page of teaching suggestions for cross curriculum connectio
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1980s Ronald Reagan & Foreign Affairs - Cold War Affecting countries Lesson
1980s Ronald Reagan & Foreign Affairs - Cold War Affecting countries Lesson Objectives: • Analyze the ways that Ronald Reagan challenged communism and the Soviet Union • Explain why communism collapsed in Europe and in the Soviet Union • Describe other foreign policy challenges that faced the
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Cold War: End of the Cold War- Reagan Era & Iran Contra Affair
Ronald Reagan & Foreign Affairs Objectives: • Analyze the ways that Ronald Reagan challenged communism and the Soviet Union • Explain why communism collapsed in Europe and in the Soviet Union • Describe other foreign policy challenges that faced the United States in the 1980s Why it Matters
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Mapping Earthquakes and Volcanoes
This is part of my geology middle school unit. This is one of the 15 inquiry based activities to teach geology and the NGSS. You can purchase all of the activities as a set on my store. This activity uses latitude and longitude skills to help students map volcanoes and earthquakes to understand th
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Plate Tectonics Bell Ringers
About this Product• This product included bell ringers designed to be completed as “warmups” at the beginning of lessons. • A single activity should be completed in five minutes at the very beginning of class. • Students do NOT need prior knowledge to complete a bell ringer. Students DO need a dicti

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Plate Tectonic Mapping Activity
We completed this map during out study of plate tectonics, and students were able to use their completed map on the unit assessment. After completing plate tectonics, we focused on earthquakes and volcanoes. We added quakes and active volcanoes to the map using the second sheet “Plate Tectonics Mapp
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Earth Tectonics Lesson Plan
This component introduces a key concept in a study of the earth's crust namely, the theory of plate tectonics. The students investigate plate tectonics and the information scientists have gained to support the theory. This lesson includes 2 pages of information cards plus 1 followup activity coverin
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Mount Vesuvius: When Giants Roamed the Earth
This high-interest informational text is written for grades nine and ten (Flesh-Kincaid 10.0). It is aligned with common core, and requires no teacher preparation. It allows students to better understand a story that never grows old but continues to remind us of nature’s immense power. The passage i
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Seafloor Spreading:  Plate Tectonics Lesson 2
Save time with this No Prep lesson on Seafloor Spreading. Start your lesson with a clip from “The Hunt for Red October.” Students listen as SONAR pings approach a submarine in an intense standoff. Connect this Idea to Harry Hess and his time in the NAVY using SONAR to map the ocean floor. This new t

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Mapping Earthquakes to Save the World
In the Mapping Earthquakes to Save the World activity, students leverage real-time data to plot earthquakes on a world map. The fate of the world is in their hands – the President of the United States has asked for their help to save humankind. Students identify patterns in their data and connect ea
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Reuniting Pangaea- Continental Drift Lesson
In this 2 part-lesson, students will collect data on fossil evidence and create their own landmass map with various colors to represent the locations of fossil discoveries. Then, they will cut out the landmasses and reassemble them logically to create a giant supercontinent (Pangaea). Students wil

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Earthquakes Unit NGSS 4-ESS2-2, 4-ESS3-2 and 4-ESS1-1
Students will love learning about earthquakes in this interactive unit. This resource is full of a wide variety of interesting activities. This resource includes hands-on activities, lab pages, interactive notebook flaps, nonfiction passages, comprehension pages, a slide show, a WebQuest, sorting c

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