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Geology Standards: Plate Tectonics

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TN Geology Standards


Plate Tectonics


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

Geology : Standard 5 Plate Tectonics
Checks for Understanding
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 5.6 | 5.7 | 5.8 | 5.9 | 5.10

Science Curriculum Standards
3205 - Geology

Internet Resources

Identify plate boundaries on a diagram.
5.1

Match continent boundary shapes to provide evidence of continental drift.
5.2
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardContinental Drift and Plate Tectonics - a 40 slide show with excellent images and animations. [this expired slide show is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  2. This Dynamic Earth - The story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS
  3. Hell's Crust: Our Ever Changing Planet - from the PBS Savage Earth series, several good animations can be found at this site.
  4. Major Tectonic Plates of the World - The earth's surface is broken into seven large and many small moving plates clearly labeled on this map
  5. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  6. Movement of Seismic Waves - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Moving Slabs - simple tectonic plate map from USGS
  8. Plate Tectonics - from a show hosted by WHYY [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  9. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes [this expired page is also from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  10. Plate Tectonics map and a description of the three types of boundaries.
  11. Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations - index of a large number of resources
  12. Plate Tectonics Practice Exam - twenty-two multiple-choice questions developed by university students This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Plate Tectonic Puzzle - lesson plan including puzzle pieces to cut out This is an Adobe Acrobat document This link includes something for the teacher to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Plate Tectonics Quiz - ten multiple-choice questions from Geography4Kids This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twelve multiple-choice questions, each on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Plate Tectonics Quiz - press Start then click on the named part of the drawing - his is hard! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  17. Plate Tectonics Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions from Glencoe Science This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service - In this section you can calculate plate tectonic reconstructions of any age back to 150 My. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Recent Earthquakes: Last 8 to 30 days - from USGS
  20. Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. (requires Shockwave plug-in) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  21. Seismic Waves - This real-time 3D application allows users to create seismic waves of any magnitude and pass them through a variety of terrains. The student can view the seismic activity in the terrain through both a textured and wire frame view. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  22. Subduction - the birth place of a volcanic mountain range [good animation]
  23. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTeaching about Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics - plan for a virtual journey to the earth's center [this expired slide show is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  24. Tectonic Plates - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Identify the earth's layers.
5.3
Identify geologic features associated with divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries.
5.4
  1. Major Types of Plate Boundaries - good illustration from the USGS
  2. Observe animations of processes that occur along plate boundaries (transform, convergent and diverging) A video is available through this link
Identify the evidence for plate tectonics such as paleomagnetism, fossil record, continental boundaries, and hot spots.
5.5
Describe how convection currents drive plate movement.
5.6
Investigate the relationships among volcanoes, earthquake activity, and plate boundaries.
5.7
Distinguish among reverse, normal, and strike-slip faults.
5.8
Distinguish between an anticline and a syncline.
5.9
Correlate plate movement by plotting the movement of plates over hot spots.
5.10

 

 

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