Plate Tectonics - Changes to the Earth's Surface - Seafloor Spreading

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These plate tectonic activities are engaging for students. Students will learn about changes to the Earth's surface due to plate tectonic activity. This unit on plate tectonics for middle school includes a lab, reading passages on plate tectonics and seafloor spreading, and plate tectonics worksheets.

This unit includes:

  • 6 pages of informational text
  • QR code activities
  • 14 interactive notebook flaps
  • 11 response pages
  • map work
  • hands-on activities and labs
  • lab pages
  • quiz
  • answer keys

This resource is designed to meet the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: History of The Planet Earth, Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions, Earth's Materials and Systems, The Role of Water in Earth's Surface Processes.

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They will interpret data about the distribution of fossils and learn about seafloor spreading. The labs for plate tectonics are easy to do with just a few materials.

Science Concepts Addressed Include:

Layers of the Earth

Plate Tectonics

Plate Boundaries

Divergent Boundaries

Convergent Boundaries

Transform Boundaries

Mid Ocean Ridges

Seafloor spreading

Subduction

The Continental Margin

Constructing and Explanation Based on Evidence

Research

Making Inferences

Pacific Ring of Fire

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices used in These Lessons:

1. Asking questions

2. Developing and using models

3. Planning and carrying out investigations

4. Analyzing and interpreting data

5. Constructing explanations

6. Engaging in argument from evidence

7. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

NGSS Standards Addressed:

MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

MS-ESS2-3.

Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Utah SEEd

Standard 7.2.5

Ask questions and analyze and interpret data about the patterns between plate tectonics and:

(1) The occurrence of earthquakes and volcanoes.

(2) Continental and ocean floor features.

(3) The distribution of rocks and fossils.

Utah SEEd

Standard 7.2.2

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. Examples of processes that occur at varying time scales could include slow plate motions or rapid landslides. Examples of processes that occur at varying spatial scales could include the uplift of a mountain range or the deposition of fine sediments.

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71 pages
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Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
NGSSMS-ESS2-3
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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