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Earth Science 0201

Standard II-Objective 1- Earth's Internal Heat and Structure.

Standard II: Students will understand Earth's internal structure and the dynamic nature of the tectonic plates that form its surface.
Objective 1: Evaluate the source of Earth's internal heat and the evidence of it's internal structure.

I Can Statements
a. I can identify radioactive decay and heat of formation as the sources of Earth's internal heat.
b. I can trace the lines of evidence that led to the inference that the cores, mantle and crust materials have different composition.
c. I can trace the lines of evidence that led to the inference that the lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, inner and outer cores are separated based on physical properties.
d. I can model how a convection current transfers heat in the mantle.

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
Earth Interior Poster X
Modeling Convection X
Plate Convection X
Earth's Interior Structure-new! X
Modeling Earth's Mantle X
Is glass a liquid? (plasticity of mantle) x