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Plate Tectonics
In this lesson, students are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics and explore how the theory was developed and supported by evidence. Through class discussion, videos, and activities, students seek connections between tectonic activity and geologic features and investigate how the theory of plate tectonics evolved.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Some resources require Flash plug-in
Videos require Quicktime viewing software
Some resources require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-206
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation