Plate tectonics - ScienceWeb

Plate tectonics - ScienceWeb
Publication Date: May, 2014
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This series of 5 lessons examines the Earth’s structure and the history behind the theory of tectonic plates. It also examines the impact of earthquakes and the role scientists play in detecting and preparing for such events. There are a number of small lesson packages which cover all aspects of the above content descriptor. Teachers can handpick the lessons or parts of the lessons which best suit their class and integrate these into their course. You will need access to a printer for some activities which include printable worksheets, flash cards etc. as well as access to the internet. 

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  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS170
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