Plate Tectonics

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.lp_platetectonics/plate-tectonics/#.WV5Hdojytdh
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Publication Date:2006
Summary:In this lesson, students are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics and explore how the theory was developed and supported by evidence. Through class discussion, videos, and activities, students seek connections between tectonic activity and geologic features and investigate how the theory of plate tectonics evolved.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
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; earth; geologic time; geology; lesson; middle school; plate tectonics
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