Help your students understand key vocabulary associated with plate tectonics with this vocabulary activity! This vocabulary activity requires students not only to define terms, but to compare and analyze definitions.
For each term, students choose and record the correct definition and nickname from the Plate Tectonics Definitions page. A textbook or notes should be used to assist students in selecting the correct definition. By asking students to choose a definition similar in meaning to that in their text/notes (rather than copy a definition from the text/notes), students analyze and compare definitions, improving the probability of learning.
Students will be able to list and define six plate tectonics terms.
Common Core Standard(s) Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
-Necessary Supplies/Materials List
-Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Worksheet (color and grayscale)
-Plate Tectonics Definition Page
-Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Worksheet Answer Key
You'll also need:
-an on-topic textbook or notes