Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle

Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
Plate Tectonics: Convection Currents in the Mantle
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This activity is a great way to add to you Plate Tectonics Unit. Help your students see convection currents in action and learn about how these convection currents in Earth's Mantle cause movement on Earth's surface.

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Students create convection currents with dye and water to see the movement caused by convection. Students record observations - visually and written, analyze their observations, and draw conclusions.

Students write their conclusion with Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning to explain why the convection currents move the water. There is also an included focused reading to explain the details of convection currents and apply the activity to Earth's mantle.

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45 minutes
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