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Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries

Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, Earth Core, Plate Boundaries
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This is a 1200 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands-on activities with directions, Challenge questions and answers, video links, 5 page homework, 6 pages of available sheets for lab activities with spreadsheets, blank graphs, and questions, answer keys, lesson notes, 100+ slide PowerPoint review game, template, and much more.

This PowerPoint begins with students cutting up an image page (usually an ad) from a magazine into about 15-20 pieces. Students then pass their puzzle to their neighbors and they try to complete the puzzle. Directions are included within the PowerPoint. All font appears at the top of the slide so all can see and appears in large 32 font. Students are then asked about the strategies the used to complete this puzzle. These strategies will be addressed later when continental drift is discussed. A picture of the Earth is then shown and students use their puzzle skills to make connections. A series of slides show arrows pointing toward each other where the pieces fit (Ex-S.America and Africa). An animation of Plate Tectonics is shown and plate tectonics is described (red slide). Continental Drift is shown and described (red slide) Alfred Wegener is mentioned and his proposals in 1915. Many evidences for continental drift are then shown in a series of slides. Each evidence is followed by many visuals. References to the shapes during the puzzle activity, matching the pictures of the puzzle, are described here when the evidences are explained. Students then countdown to behold "The Supercontinent Pangea" slide cues students to applaud. Pangea is described with visuals. Laurasia and Gondwanaland are also described. An activity is provided that has students cut out the continents and then recreate Pangea on their tables. An animation is built into the slideshow that allows the students to see it and practice it. They form Pangea and then move the continents to their current day locations. Eventually teacher will no longer show the animation movements of the continents and the students will do it on their own based on motor memory. A link is provided so then teacher can print continents. A questions is posed to the class what causes the plates to move. A neat slide shows convection currents. Students examine the convention currents in this animated slide and need to answer a series of questions. One set of colored arrows is pointing in the opposite direction that the plate should be going. Students need to find the incorrect color. A series of these challenge questions get the students understanding the causes of plate movement. A hidden box game has Pangea hiding under shapes. Each slide removes more pieces to the picture beneath. Students try and guess the picture beneath. Heat transfer and waves are also included with many exciting activities and animation slides. Feel free to delete this portion in not interested in using. Plate Boundaries are then addressed. Ocean and Continental Crust are described with visuals. References to Basalts and Granites / densities made. After a neat challenge question and answer. A moving Earth with the plates highlighted rotates around. A student is chosen to tag the Ocean Plate as it goes by. (Can also play tag the Continental Plate but that is too easy). Students are then told to sketch a baseball (one is provided on the slideshow). They then see a picture of Mid-Atlantic Ridge and connections are made to the seam of the baseball. A step by step slide sequence shows the how the area along the ridge is newer Earth and moving away. Convection currents addressed again. A reference is also made to Iceland and some neat pictures show places where you can walk between the two plates. Convergent Boundaries are described. An activity has students recreate these boundaries with foam pads (Textbooks will work) A step by step image of a subduction zone unfolds. Text is blocked out. The boxes turn yellow and students will say the term beneath. Over many slides and repetition, they learn the important parts of a subduction zone including trench, ocean plate, continental plate, lithosphere, volcanoes / Mtns. Thickness of the Ocean Plates and Continental plates are addressed here. A Google Earth opportunity to explore some mtn ranges along subduction zones such as the Andes is described. The "Ring of Fire" is addressed and link to a neat video is provided. Ocean / Ocean converging boundaries are addressed in a step by step sequence. Special reference is made to Archipelagos / Island Arcs. Converging Continental boundaries are described and special attention is paid to the Himalayas with some great images. An activity with directions and visuals for set-up built into the slideshow show the students how to set up an activity that deals with converging and diverging continental boundaries. Students overlap two pieces of paper. A small pile of sand is placed on top of the paper and smoothed out. Students measure the height of the pile. They then move the paper toward each other one centimeter at a time. The converging plates create mountains. Students measure the height of the mountain. A time reference can be made to the 1 centimeter. Students don't dismantle mountain. They then learn about diverging continental boundaries. They then slowly move the plates apart and create a rift valley. Diverging boundaries and the African Rift Valley are shown. Transform Fault Boundaries are then addressed and students use the foam pads to simulate this plate boundary. A hidden box game concludes this PowerPoint. This is a really neat PowerPoint that involves and challenges the students every step of the way. Please see my earthquakes and volcanoes PowerPoint, or view the entire unit that I offer on TpT below.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

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The Geology Topics Unit includes...
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Minerals, Properties of Minerals Lesson (650 Slides) HW, Notes and more.
Minerals Lesson PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key (FREE)
Rock Cycle, Rocks, Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic Rocks Lesson (800 Slides) HW, Flashcard Set, Notes, and much more.
Rocks and Minerals Flash Card Set (FREE)
Rocks and the Rock Cycle Lesson PowerPoint Review Game with Answer Key
Geology Topics Unit Crossword Puzzle with Solution (FREE)
Earth System History, Timeline of the Earth Lesson (850 Slides) HW, Notes, and more

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Geology Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 6,000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 17page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 18 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes six PowerPoint review games (110+ slides with Answers), 13 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation., materials list, unit guide, advice sheet, classroom license, and much more.

Areas of Focus within The Geology Topics Unit:
Plate Tectonics, Evidence for Plate Tectonics, Pangea, Energy Waves, Layers of the Earth, Heat Transfer, Types of Crust, Plate Boundaries, Hot Spots, Volcanoes, Positives and Negatives of Volcanoes, Types of Volcanoes, Parts of a Volcano, Magma, Types of Lava, Viscosity, Earthquakes, Faults, Folds, Seismograph, Richter Scale, Seismograph, Tsunamis, Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Uses of Minerals, Types of Crystals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Rock Cycle, Common Igneous Rocks, Common Sedimentary Rocks, Common Metamorphic Rocks.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,
Science from LLC

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