This unit 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.
7B. understands the transfer of energy within and among Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7E. analyzes and explains large scale dynamic forces, events, and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
"Unit VIII Plate Tectonics" zip file includes four comprehensive and inclusive PowerPoint lessons with slide notes answering student FAQ's and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it that is also included as a link in the last slide.; two review programs with printable color PDF worksheets; three student PPT note guides/outlines (Word); one unit vocabulary sheet (Word); two quizzes (Word and PDF) and a Unit assessment (Word) with answer keys.
Lessons/programs (not assessments) can also be found separately in the AstronomyDad store.
Terms/concepts/names covered in Unit VIII "Plate Tectonics" 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 Complete Unit VIII "Plate Tectonics"
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