Snapshot: Plate Boundaries
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Snapshot: Plate Boundaries


Snapshot: Plate Boundaries

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Lesson plan, resource materials and evaluation of, and project snapshot of an Earth Science lesson.  The goal of the lesson was to discover and describe the type of interactions that take place at the tectonic plate boundaries.  The lesson is introduced with teacher-led inquiry model building and is followed by differentiated lab groups that build upon the concept.
Material Type: Development Tool
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 12, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 16, 2014
Keywords: Differentiation, Earth Science, Resource Evaluation, Lesson plans, Plate Tectonics, Inquiry Science, Lab Activities, Convergent and Divergent Boundaries, Modeling Earth, Hands-on


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  • User Rating: 4 user rating
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Primary Audience: Grade School
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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4 years ago

Mike DeSchryver (Student)

Candance - This was good on the first time around, now it is even better. You've done a nice job integrating our suggestions and elaborating on key issues, like the misconceptions that group work can facilitate or the reasons SmartBoards would be a powerful tools to help enhance this activity. Nice job!