W.A.S.P. Year 9 – Plate tectonics

W.A.S.P. Year 9 – Plate tectonics
Publication Date: March, 2014
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This online teaching package provides hands-on activities for students to support some of the Year 9 Earth and Physical Sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into four topics:

  1. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonic Theory
  2. Relating Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity to Plate Boundaries
  3. Great Iron Catastrophe (GIC) and Planetary Differentiation
  4. Can Humans Move the Earth?The  with teacher support materials

The teaching package includes teacher support materials.

Additional Information

The Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP) is an initiative supported by Woodside Energy Limited and Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA). It provides hands-on activities and resources for the teaching of the Earth Science component of the Australian Curriculum.

An iPad app is also available to support this resource.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity... > ACSSU180
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and... > ACSSU182