At the end of this Scavenger hunt students will be able to learn about the science of plate tectonics with different theories, types of boundaries and effects of it on earth along with its vocabulary. Its a great tool to review any subject units.
Colorful and neat images on cards will create a deep interest among kids to perform the game with great visualization.
Task cards are a great alternative to worksheets. They allow students for random movement in the classroom, which brain research shows increases achievement! It works well with partners or individually.
Preview images may have reduced picture quality due to jpeg file. But original .pdf file contains clear images.
Topics covered are:
What are plate tectonics?
Physical and thermal structure and sub layer of Earth
Two types of crust (or tectonics plates)
Major and Minor Tectonic Plates
Theory of plate tectonics & Convection currents and Plate movements
Types of plate boundaries:
Continental drift theory and Alfred Wegener
Pangea (all land mass)
Wegener’s Evidence for Continental Drift:
Sea floor spreading
Mid-Ocean ridge & Mid-Atlantic ridge:
Harry Hess’s ideas on sea-floor spreading
Evidence of sea floor spreading:
How to Use:
1. Print the 24 Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock or brightly -colored paper and cut them apart along the black lines.
2. Make copies of the Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet. Each student needs a copy.
3. Place the Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.
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