Activities for middle school plate tectonics

Activities for middle school plate tectonics
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource looks at plate tectonics.

The resource is a Youtube video where the presenter shows 5 ways to model the layers of the earth, how tectonic plates move across the Earth’s surface, and the types of boundaries that exist between the plates.

Included are a number of small demonstrations that cover all aspects of the above and teachers can handpick the activities which best suit their class and integrate these into their course.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S8U03 (Year 8)

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity... > ACSSU180