Plate Tectonics Activity Webquest with Google Docs Version

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Elevation Science
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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GOOGLE DOCS AND PRINT VERSION INCLUDED! Send your students on an interactive journey through the Plates on the Move interactive website! Build and reinforce knowledge of plate boundaries and the geological processes that result.

Students are directed to visit three locations of their choice to discover the tectonic plates and plate movements that are creating important geological events such as mountain building and earthquakes. Using evidence collected through the webquest, students determine the type of boundary occurring at each site.

For most students, the webquest works best as a follow-up activity to an introductory lesson on transform, convergent, and divergent boundaries. It's also a great review before a test.

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  • This resource is not editable.
  • A link to the Google Docs version is provided in the downloadable PDF.
  • Includes answer key.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches). Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. Emphasis is on how processes change Earth’s surface at time and spatial scales that can be large (such as slow plate motions or the uplift of large mountain ranges) or small (such as rapid landslides or microscopic geochemical reactions), and how many geoscience processes (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteor impacts) usually behave gradually but are punctuated by catastrophic events. Examples of geoscience processes include surface weathering and deposition by the movements of water, ice, and wind. Emphasis is on geoscience processes that shape local geographic features, where appropriate.


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