Rift Valleys of Africa and Plate Tectonics

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Link to Resource: https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/rift-valleys-africa-and-plate-tectonics
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Summary:African rift valleys were formed by the separation of tectonic plates. Water flows down to the valley floors, creating rivers and lakes.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 9-12; high school; plate tectonics; river systems; water
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