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  1. PLATE TECTONICS Introducing the first chapter in the Earth Science Interactive Notebook Series: Plate Tectonics. Each chapter in the series will showcase many activities for the students (both middle and high school) to process the information given by teachers. The engaging activities vary to ena
  2. Plate Tectonics EDITABLE RESOURCES Introducing Earth Science EDITABLE NOTES, POWERPOINT and CHAPTER TEST for Plate Tectonics. ***************************************************************************** NOTE: This download is part of the Earth Science PowerPoints, Notes, & Chapter Tests B
  3. PLATE TECTONICS – DEMO, LAB & SCIENCE STATIONS Working in the lab and being engaged in science experiments is the most exciting part of science. The following Plate Tectonics Demo, Lab and Science Stations give your students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn the science topic b
  4. **NOTE** This Plate Tectonics Task Card set is part of the Earth Science Task Card Bundle. PLATE TECTONICS Task Cards This download consists of 40 task cards, an answer sheet for students and an answer key for teachers. This set partners as a perfect review to Earth Science Interactive Notebook
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This complete unit is a collection of my PLATE TECTONICS resources found in my EARTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM - THE COMPLETE COURSE ~ 5E MODEL and is now being offered as an individual unit for purchase.

**PLEASE NOTE – If you have purchased Nitty Gritty Physical Science Bundles in the past, resources from this unit may be included. If so, please use the links below the description to add only what you need to complete your Plate Tectonics Unit or to see a preview of each resource:

The Plate Tectonics Unit includes the following main concepts:

• Earth’s Interior
• Convection and the Mantle
• Continental Drift and Sea-floor Spreading
• Theory of Plate Tectonics

The unit incorporates instructional strategies that give students the ability to master these scientific topics and allows them to:

• Identify characteristics of Earth’s crust, mantle and core.
• Explain how geologists learn about Earth’s inner structures.
• Explain how heat is transferred.
• Identify what causes convection currents.
• Describe convection currents in Earth’s mantle.
• Explain and identify evidence used by Wegener to support his continental drift hypothesis.
• Explain the process of sea-floor spreading.
• Explain the theory of plate tectonics.
• Describe the three types of plate boundaries.


Nitty Gritty Science Units are based on the 5 E MODEL and include the following resources:

TEACHER-LED DEMO that promotes inquiry, illuminates key concepts and, most importantly, leads to heightened curiosity.

GUIDED INQUIRY LAB that uses processes that are referred to as inquiry process skills which include observing, predicting, classifying, measuring, inferring, controlling variables, manipulating materials, interpreting data and experimenting.
SCIENCE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS use creative activities to motivate students to process information and demonstrate critical thinking.

EDITABLE NOTES AND POWERPOINTS prepared by Nitty Gritty Science save you time and help you with presenting a successful lecture. The notes serve to guide students through the teacher’s presentation and are editable so you, as the teacher, can adjust the information you want the students to fill in. The editable PowerPoint helps the teacher present the content in an orderly fashion using visual aids to enhance the presentation.

SCIENCE STATIONS provide an engaging way for students to extend their knowledge and skills by working independently of the teacher in small groups or pairs.
TASK CARDS are a collection of review cards to be used for review, such as game-style review, group review, one-on-one tutoring, bell ringers, exit slips, the list goes on.

CHAPTER TESTS prepared by Nitty Gritty Science use a variety of item formats that help assess different levels of student thinking and skills. The items used in the tests include multiple-choice, completion, interpreting diagrams and essays. However, if more would like to be added, all tests are editable.

Terms of Use:
Cliff Note Version: Product is for ONE TEACHER – Please do not distribute illegally and if using with your students in an online capacity, make sure documents are password protected.

Copyright © Nitty Gritty Science, LLC. All rights reserved by author Dr. Erica Colón. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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