Snack Tectonics

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Organization:Windows to the Universe
Summary:Students create a tasty model that illustrates plate tectonic motions. They learn how Earth's tectonic plates (lithosphere) ride atop the slow flowing asthenosphere layer. At the end of the experiment, students will understand how plates interact t their boundaries.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; geology; middle school; plate tectonics
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