Question Exploration Routine is an instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the question exploration routine earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method. This product includes the completed question exploration guide, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
This question exploration asks: Why is the Seafloor Spreading?
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: SWBAT
SC.7.E.6.4 Explain how evidence supports scientific theories that Earth has evolved over time.
SC.7.E.6.5 I can explore the theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement causes slow and rapid changes
SC.912.E.6.3 Analyze the scientific theory of plate tectonics and identify related major processes and features as a result of moving plates.
SC.912.E.6.4 Analyze how specific geologic processes and features are expressed in Florida and elsewhere.
SC.912.E.6.5 Describe the geologic development of the present day oceans and identify commonly found features.