Plate Tectonics: Modeling Convection in the Mantle
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!
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.