Earthshaking News-Teacher Notes

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Janet Schmidt 
Garden Grove School District 

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UCI Summer Science Institute WebQuests - 2001 

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U.S. Geological Survey For Kids 

Suggested Grade Level: 9-12 

Science Content Standards: Grades 9-12 

Dynamic Earth Processes 

3. Plate tectonics operating over geologic time has changed the patterns of land, sea, and mountains on the Earth's surface. 
As the basis for understanding this concept, students know: 
a. features of the ocean floor (magnetic patterns, age, and sea floor topography) provide evidence for plate tectonics. 
b. the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries. 
d. why and how earthquakes occur, and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude. 

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Students need a basic background in computer literacy, some internet experience, lab procedures, cooperative team 
( supplies, clean-up) and a basic understanding of geology. 

Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making prediction. 
Presentations -Power Point or Hyperstudio. 
Computer literacy. 
Effective use of Internet resources. 

Presentations -Power Point or Hyperstudio, student created web page, worksheet, peer evaluation, rubric 
Vocabulary quiz-See Earthquake Glossary ,illustrate and explain Plate Tectonics using the 
lesson in this hyperlink.


Presentations -Power Point or Hyperstudio, student created web page. 
 See Virtual Field Trips and World Records for more  activities. 
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