Earth Science 0203

Standard II-Objective 3: Moving Tectonic Plates

Standard 2: Students will understand Earth’s internal structure and the dynamic nature of the tectonic plates that form its surface.
Objective 3: Demonstrate how the motion of tectonic plates affects Earth and living things.

“I Can” Statements
a. I can describe a lithospheric plate and identify the major plates of the Earth.
b. I can tell how earthquakes and volcanoes transfer energy from Earth’s interior to the surface.
c. I can model the factors that cause tectonic plates to move (e.g., gravity, density, convection).
d. I can compare and contrast tectonic plate movement along onvergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.
e. I can design, build, and test a model that investigates local geologic processes (e.g., mudslides, earthquakes, flooding, erosion) and the possible effects on human-engineered structures

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test          Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
ES Core Tracker
Liquefaction
Lab
X
Tectonic
Project
X
X
X
X
X
Disaster
Essay
X
X
TASA software
X
X
Plate Convection Lab
X
X
Plate Tectonic Jigsaw
X
Map for Where are the Plates X
Where Are the Plates?
X
Mountain Barriers X