Title: Edible Plate Tectonics
As we stand on the top layer of our planet it is a little difficult to get hands-on with plate tectonics. This activity uses layered cake to allow students an up close representation of how major land features have been created.
Standard(s): [S1] GEL (9-12) 10: Explain the mechanism of plate tectonics.
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles
In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GHS (3) 1: Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.
In this podcast the student does an excellent job describing the formation of each volcano type. He also explains the processes necessary for each type to develop. Standard(s):
[SC2015] ESS (9-12) 10: Construct an explanation from evidence for the processes that generate the
transformation of rocks in Earth's crust, including chemical composition of
minerals and characteristics of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.