This review/assessment 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."
This is an interactive ActivInspire program that reviews the concepts covered by the three PowerPoint lessons in the Earth/Space unit on "Plate Tectonics" (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.
* All ActivInspire programs; PowerPoint lessons; student worksheets/activities and assessments can be found under the "Complete Earth/Space Unit VIII Plate Tectonics" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this unit include:
Pangaea, matching coastlines, Alfred Wegner, meteorologist, geologist, Continental Drift Theory, fossil evidence, Mesosaurus, Glossopteris, climate clues, glacial deposits, rock-type clues, mountain ranges, Appalachians, continental drift theory rejection, seafloor spreading, ocean floor mapping, echo sounding, SONAR, ocean floor features (mountains, canyons, ridges), Harry Hess, mid-ocean ridges, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, ocean crust, magma, absolute ages of rock, ocean floor drilling, Earth's magnetic field, magnetic field reversals, magnetometer, submersibles, plate tectonics, seafloor spreading, continental drift, convection currents, mantle material, mid-ocean ridge, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mantle, crust, ocean crust, continental crust, basaltic, granitic, plates, plate boundaries, convergence, divergence, transform, Great Rift Valley, Andes mountains, Himalayan mountains, plate collision, subduction, island arcs, earthquakes, tsunami, mountain building, fault, San Andreas Fault
Earth/Space ActivInspire Unit Assessment Review "Plate Tectonics"
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