Plate Tectonics Webquest - Digital & Printable

Science Is Real
Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Now Digital and Printable! Who was Alfred Wegener? What is continental drift and plate tectonics? What major processes and features result from interactions between convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries? How are volcanoes, earthquakes, rift valleys, mountains, and trenches formed? How do convection currents drive the movement of tectonic plates?

✈️ Perfect for Distance Learning!

Topics Covered

➢ Oceanic and Continental Tectonic Plates

➢ Divergent, Convergent, and Transform Boundaries

➢ Boundary Interactions

➢ Alfred Wegener

➢ Continental Drift

➢ Pangaea

➢ Convection Currents

➢ Subduction

➢ Sea-Floor Spreading

➢ Earthquakes and Volcanos

➢ Mountains, Rift Valleys, Faults, and Trenches

➢ Layers of the Earth

Students will follow clear directions to answer chunked questions as they move through the virtual activities. All activities are free, require no login, and are safe. The student handout includes tiny URLs to help your students easily reach each virtual activity to immediately begin learning and applying their new knowledge. Longer URLs are also provided. Your students will have no confusion as they move through the activities and will be on task, having fun, and learning!

The 6-page editable student handout will guide your students through the entire lesson, with clear questions and answers that align to NGSS standards and the online resources. Videos, interactives, simulations, puzzles, and games are used to teach plate tectonics.

The Google Apps Google Slides version is perfect for distance learning! It's the same as the printable version, however there is a drag-and-drop activity, pre-formatted text boxes for all questions, and clickable links!

Students will easily complete this on their own! A learning scale to activate prior knowledge and track student learning is included. To hold interest there are fun science graphics and bold, fun, and easy to read formatting!


Answer Key Included!

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Total Pages
6-Page Printable, 12-Page Digital, and 6-Page Key
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features. Emphasis is on how the appearance of land features (such as mountains, valleys, and plateaus) and sea-floor features (such as trenches, ridges, and seamounts) are a result of both constructive forces (such as volcanism, tectonic uplift, and orogeny) and destructive mechanisms (such as weathering, mass wasting, and coastal erosion). Assessment does not include memorization of the details of the formation of specific geographic features of Earth’s surface.
Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection. Emphasis is on both a one-dimensional model of Earth, with radial layers determined by density, and a three-dimensional model, which is controlled by mantle convection and the resulting plate tectonics. Examples of evidence include maps of Earth’s three-dimensional structure obtained from seismic waves, records of the rate of change of Earth’s magnetic field (as constraints on convection in the outer core), and identification of the composition of Earth’s layers from high-pressure laboratory experiments.
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. Examples of data include similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents, the shapes of the continents (including continental shelves), and the locations of ocean structures (such as ridges, fracture zones, and trenches). Paleomagnetic anomalies in oceanic and continental crust are not assessed.


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