This menu project provides students with a variety of options to study plate tectonics. Students will complete 5 mini projects focusing on the layers of the Earth, Evidence of Continental Drift, Plate Boundaries, Surface Features at Plate Boundaries and the Rock Cycle.
Teachers will need to print two articles from ReadWorks.org (free account) the Mount Pinatubo and the Ring of Fire and 4 articles from How Hot Plates Affect our planet.
I introduce the project on a Monday and it is due on Friday. I have 47 minute periods. Students generally produce quality work in this time and get the project completed.