Tectonics

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Link to Resource: https://eli.lehigh.edu/tectonics
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:Environmental Literacy & Inquiry (ELI)
Summary:Tectonics is a series of geospatial investigations designed to augment existing middle school Earth science curriculum. Students use Web GIS to investigate important tectonics concepts. The investigations include scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas from the National research Council (2012) Framework for K-12 Science Education.
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A; ESS2.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: gis; ngss; plate tectonics
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