Plate Tectonics Bundle: Includes Student Workbook!

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I picked out components to use with my existing unit on plate tectonics. Students enjoyed this unit very much.
Very comprehensive study on Plate Tectonics. I especially loved the photos and maps that helped my kids understand the concepts taught. The Pangea puzzle was a hit!

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    Plate tectonics: OOU, Student Workbook, DIGITAL Wkbook, DIGITAL Activities, Test
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    1. This is a FULL YEAR Earth Science CURRICULUM. This continually growing curriculum contains PPTs, notes, labs, activities, task cards, diagramming, reviews, tests, etc. Your students will be DOING... constantly. Your class will BUILD the layers of the atmosphere, BUILD the mineral crystal shapes, re-
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    Searching for exceptionally engaging worksheets and activities on plate tectonics? From continental drift and pangea, seafloor spreading, convection currents, layers of the Earth, to plate boundaries. Worksheets, activities, readings, notes, homework, sorting cards, task cards, and a summative assessment: everything you need! Students will be doing, moving, and thinking--- and EVERYTHING is print and go!

    Now included in the free download: A student workbook!! A compilation of all the student handouts, with added checkpoints! This is NOT available for purchase on its own because it relies on other resources found within the bundle. Answer key included.

    There is an EDITABLE version of the test included in the free download.

    Digital Resources Included


    Digital Pangea Puzzle NOW INCLUDED

    Digital Plate Boundaries Activity NOW INCLUDED with digital sorting cards!

    This bundles includes the following:

    Continental Drift and Seafloor Spreading

    This resource provides a PPT introduction to both Wegener's theory of continental drift and Hess's seafloor spreading with coordinating student worksheets for notetaking. PPT is 10 slides long, equipped with both background information, pictures, and animations. Words are underlined in the PPT for students.

    Pangea Puzzle: Continental Drift (Digital Version INCLUDED)

    This resource contains a puzzle of the 7 continents, each with geologic and/or fossil evidence of Pangea. Students will color code the key, cut out continents, and then re-form Pangea using the fossil and geologic evidence. Student worksheet with questions and answer key provided.

    Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

    This resource was created for use in a plate tectonics unit. Stop and take a look at the three methods of heat transfer before introducing the layers of the Earth. Students will better understand the movement that takes place in the mantle and is the driving force of plate tectonics. A two page close reading explains the differences between convection, conduction, and radiation. Numerous examples are given. Read as a class, then have students go back and dissect the types of heat transfer while filling in Frayer model cards. Full sheet and quarter sheet are provided. They can be used in an INB or a traditional notebook. A color 'Earth' and black and white 'Earth' are provided to draw in the convection currents within the mantle. This will provide your students an introduction to just the mantle, and what occurs there, before introducing all of the layers.

    Layers of the Earth

    This resource begins with a 2-page close reading on the layers of the Earth. Students are first introduced to the four layer model -inner core, outer core, mantle, crust. The lithosphere and asthenosphere are then introduced and the relationship between those layers and the mantle and plate tectonics is then explained. There are MULTIPLE worksheet formats that you can use for note taking. There is an INB page and foldable page, each provided in black and white and in color, for students to take notes on the layers. They are both provided for the 4-layer model, or including the litho/asthenosphere. There are multiple 'Earths' provided- labeled and unlabeled, in color and in black and white. You can have students label and color their Earth, or print the labeled, colored version. You'll have your choice!! These resources are both INB friendly and traditional notebook friendly.

    Plate Tectonics: Plate Boundaries (Digital Version INCLUDED)

    Print and go!

    This resource has two parts to it. You can choose the order in which you use them.

    Part 1: One page close reading that introduces (or reviews) the types of plate boundaries. Covers the terms: subduction, transform, converging, diverging. Examples and explanations given. Questions and labeling diagram for students provided.

    Part 2: 7 posters colorfully illustrate each type of plate boundary with different types of crust. A graphic organizer is provided for students to fill in as they read over each poster. Laminate the posters for years of use, or for a bulletin board. I like to group students and have them read over each poster and fill in information together. For each plate boundary type, an explanation is given as to what occurs there, as well as real life examples.

    Plate Tectonics: Plate Boundary Sorting Cards (Digital Version INCLUDED)

    These sorting cards are designed to help middle-school students practice reviewing and pulling together information on the types of plate boundaries, formations that result, and examples on our Earth.

    The beauty in this type of resource is this: 1.Students don't need to write anything. 2.Students are forced to participate. They can see what their options are. 3.You can see what they know, and give direction without speaking a word.

    This is my students FAVORITE type of warm up because it allows them to manipulate the information and gives them the freedom from writing on worksheets. *This is the only resource in the bundle that is in NO way represented within the student workbook.*

    Plate Tectonics: Reading Tectonic Maps

    This resource was created to help middle school students gain confidence and comfort in reading and dissecting plate tectonic maps. There are three separate maps with questions. Each handout has an answer key. With each map, students are asked to count the number of plates, find plates, disipher direction, speed, or identify land features created by tectonic movement.

    Use these for classwork, homework, or leave with a sub. This is a print-and-go resource.

    Plate Tectonics: Task Cards

    Review plate tectonics with task cards! This resource includes 24 task cards, most with pictures or diagrams, that review continental drift, pangea, seafloor spreading, types of boundaries, land features that result from different types of boundaries, and reading tectonic maps. This is a great review that fits in with the rest of my plate tectonics resources. Student recording sheet and answer key included.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.


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