This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The 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 PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Plate Tectonics." This lesson explores the concepts of continental drift theory.
A class activity (suggested) is included at the end of the lesson. A separate student note guide (worksheet) is available for this lesson as well.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
PowerPoint slides also contain slide-sorter notes for the instructor based on student most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
* 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
Earth/Space Lesson I "Continental Drift"
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