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Plate Tectonics Interactive Notebook - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
5th - 10th, Homeschool
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30 pages
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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 enable all students to use and benefit from different learning styles.


This download is a chapter from PRE-SALE Bundle of The Complete Earth Science Interactive Notebook.


Plate Tectonics includes the following concepts:

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

Students will be able to:

  • Explain how geologists learn about Earth's inner layers
  • Identify the characteristics of Earth's crust, mantle, and core
  • Explain how heat is transferred
  • Identify what causes convection currents
  • Describe convection currents in Earth's mantle
  • Explain Wegener's hypothesis about continental drift and the evidence he used
  • List evidence of sea-floor spreading
  • Explain process of sea-floor spreading and subduction
  • Explain theory of plate tectonics
  • Describe three types of plate boundaries

Each concept shares:

• Actual photos of both the INPUT and OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook

• Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side

• Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding

• Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes

• Appendix with Teacher Notes for Interactive Notebook in LARGE print.

Note to Customers: You asked, I listened…check out a new resource that will be introduced with each Earth Science chapter EDITABLE NOTES and CHAPTER TEST!! These are the same notes featured in my Science Interactive Notebooks. Check them out here:

Earth Science Notes and Chapter Test - Plate Tectonics ~ EDITABLE


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