CONTINENTAL DRIFT AND PLATE TECTONIC THEORY ACTIVITY PACKET, 31 pages, activities, information, assessments, rubrics, fully printable, no prep needed. Alfred Wegner, plate tectonics, tectonic plates, continental drift, seafloor spreading, fun activities, middle school, NGSS, Biologyguy
Thank you for purchasing this NGSS aligned resource “Continental Drift and Plate Tectonic Theory”. This resource includes information, video links and activities, which cover the core ideas from ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth and ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions, which can be found in the unit “MS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems ”.
Students will read the required information, complete activities, and then assess their learning using the performance based assignments. Each assignment is aligned to the performance standards which are found in the Next Generation Science Standards .
Each assignment includes notes, rubrics and an answer key. This resource will cover the following standards, performance standards and topics.
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
MS-ESS2-2.Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales
MS-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
-Sea floor spreading
-Tectonic plate theory
This resource is designed to be delivered to your students over a 1-2 week period. Each information sheet, activity and assessment material includes performance and standard indicators, so that you and your students know which standards are being addressed.
I hope that you enjoy this resource.