Plate Tectonics: Modeling Convection in the Mantle

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  • HW: Turn in Plate Tectonic SMA via Google Classroom by Monday at the latest.

  • DN: Why does California have earthquakes but Kansas does not?

  • Reminder: Notebook check sometime SOON!

RESOURCES

Stop Motion Studio App

LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by answer question. Students share answers with the class.

10min Teacher outlines the parts of the stop-motion animation; provides an example of how to set-up the animation; assigns photo counts for each part of the animation; gives tips for completing the assignment; and arranges students in groups that allow for equal access to technology.

10-15min Students delegate tasks and work on making labels, signs, and parts for the animation.

10-15min Students create a stop motion animation that demonstrates how convection moves the plates in convergent and divergent boundaries.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Students will model the role of convection in the mantle to demonstrate its role in plate tectonics using stop motion animation.

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Plate Tectonics: Modeling & Movements

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  • HW: [1] Bring your own technology tomorrow. (Optional) [2] Turn in the questions from yesterday via Google Classroom today.

  • CW: Plate Tectonic Map (w/arrows & paragraph)

  • DN: What is a fault?

  • EQ: What are the characteristics of each boundary?

  • Reminder: Notebook check sometime SOON.

RESOURCES

Plate Tectonic Map

 
 

LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by answer question.

15min Flashcards are used to model convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries. (Emphasis placed on mountain formation with convergent boundaries.)

5min Teacher uses Google Maps to point out subduction zones, mountain ranges, and thermal vents to outline the edges of a tectonic plate.

5min Teacher demonstrates how features such as subduction zones, volcanoes, and thermal vents can be used to determine the direction of movement for a plate.

10min Students use the information on the Plate Tectonic Map (Dots are volcanoes, volcanoes mean subduction) to determine which direction the plates are moving. Verify answers as a class.

5min Students write a paragraph that explains how they can determine the direction a plate is moving.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

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