5E Instructional Model Plan:

Plate Boundaries & Surface Features 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching about plate boundaries using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5-7 days

Plate boundaries are associated with different geological processes such as earthquakes and to striking changes in Earth's crust, including mountains, volcanos, mid-ocean ridges, and ocean trenches. During this 5E sequence, students will investigate how the way plates move relative to each other is associated with a characteristic surface feature, providing an opportunity to refine their models of Plate Tectonics and to advance their understandings about the connections between the Earth's interior and surface features.