|Science Content Standards: Grades
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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Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format
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.
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.
Field Trips and World
Records for more activities.