This unit covers the following MS Science objectives:
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
4. Describe the Earth’s System in terms of its position to objects in the universe, structure and composition, climate, and renewable and nonrenewable resources.
a. Compare and contrast the lithosphere and the asthenosphere. (DOK 1) Composition, density, and location of continental crust and oceanic crust Physical nature of the lithosphere (brittle and rigid) with the asthenosphere (plastic and flowing) How the lithosphere responds to tectonic forces (faulting and folding)
b. Describe the cause and effect relationship between the composition of
and movement within the Earth’s lithosphere. (DOK 1) Seismic wave velocities of earthquakes and volcanoes to lithospheric plate boundaries using seismic data Volcanoes formed at mid-ocean ridges, within intra-plate regions, at island arcs, and along some continental edges Modern distribution of continents to the movement of lithospheric plates since the formation of Pangaea
We use this entire flipchart to teach ALL of our plate tectonics unit!
Includes cool videos!!