This is a 50 slide powerpoint that covers the development of the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics. It discusses Wegner's evidence, sea floor mapping during WWII, the concept of sea floor spreading, and then moves into the discovery of the earth's plates and a discussion about convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. Many of the slides have links to website animations or flash interactives - students will be able to see plate boundaries as earthquakes are mapped, there are links to animations to show types of boundaries, and links to animations for sea floor spreading and subduction. There is also a youtube link to an 8 minute Bill Nye "Greatest Discoveries" segment that discusses these topics. At the end of the presentation, there is a 9 question "Jeopardy ®" style fact review and an "Exit Slip" with three higher-order type questions.
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Note: The preview file is several slides with powerpoint animations and links intact; however, the review game will not work correctly as many of the slides have been removed.
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