Resource Type
Lesson
Completion Time
About 1 period
Grade
Middle School and Up
Permission
Download and Share
Author(s)
Adapted by Michelle Buchanan
Related Members
Materials
Computers with Internet access
cylinder-shaped gum (i.e., Double Bubble, Hubba Bubba) - 3 pieces of gum per pair of students
marker for writing descriptions
3 index cards per pair of students
Student Worksheet
Whiteboard for whole class discussion
Projector
Topic
Earth Science
Physical Science
Earth Formation and Evolution
Matter
Motion and Forces

This student lesson focuses on plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions, utilizing PolarTREC teacher Brian DuBay's Transantarctic Mountains expedition videos.

Objectives: The student will investigate, make observations, and analyze geologic processes of plate tectonics.

Key concepts include:
a) how geologic processes are evidenced in Antarctic mountains;
b) tectonic processes (compressional, tensional, and transversal forces).

Adapted by Michelle Brand Buhanan mbbuchanan@ualr.edu for the PolarTREC 2013 spring online polar professional development course.

Standards
Content Standard D: Earth and Space Science:
Standards Other

NGSS Reference: ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

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