This review 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. understands the structure and composition of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7C. understands the scope of geologic time and the continuing physical changes of the Earth through time.
7E. analyzes and explains large scale dynamic forces, events, and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
First ActivInspire review of lessons I and II in the unit on "Plate Tectonics" - the theory of continental drift and seafloor spreading (Unit VIII). 20 questions include multiple choice; true/false and text responses. A PDF student worksheet/study guide can also be generated by using this program.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding. Individual slide notes for teachers are also included that helps clarify the subject(s) and are based off students most FAQ's.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit VIII Plate Tectonics" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Continental Drift Theory
continental drift theory rejection
ocean floor mapping
ocean floor features (mountains, canyons, ridges)
absolute ages of rock
ocean floor drilling
Earth's magnetic field
magnetic field reversals
Earth/Space ActivInspire Review Lesson I and II "Continental Drift and Seafloor Spreading"
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