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Earthquake Wave Seismogram: Three Level Reading Guide for Diagram Interpretation

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Earthquake Wave Seismogram: Three Level Reading Guide for Diagram Interpretation

Students work in groups to complete this reading guide as a tool for navigating a complex text.

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Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics Unit Plan

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Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics Unit Plan

Examining the relationship between the Earth's interior and exterior systems is a key part of understanding how the Earth has developed over its history. In Unit 2, students will begin to make these connections as they gather evidence to develop a model of the Earth's interior, its internal processes, and resulting continental plate movements.

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From Pangaea to the Present

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From Pangaea to the Present

If the continents moved over time, how an why could this have occurred? What can we investigate further that might provide clues about how and why the continents moved?

Alfred Wegener thought that the jigsaw puzzle appearance of continents,  as well as identical fossils and geographic formations, could be explained by the existence of a supercontinent in the ancient past that split apart over time. His theory, continental drift, was widely rejected and ridiculed because he could not explain how and why the massive continents could have moved. Additionally, Wegener also predicted that volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building could be explained by the continents moving.

In this unit, your task is to conduct investigations and collect evidence that will uncover the mystery of how and why the continents could have moved. Be sure to consider Wegener’s prediction that continental movement is associated with volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building. 
 

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Inferred Properties of Earth's Interior: Three Level Guide to Diagram Interpretation

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Inferred Properties of Earth's Interior: Three Level Guide to Diagram Interpretation

Students explore the characteristics of P and S waves through a hands-on lab using slinkies and use an online simulation to make observations of seismic wave behavior in Earth's interior.

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Investigating Plate Boundaries

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Investigating Plate Boundaries

Students use an online simulation to explore different types of plate boundaries and landforms created at plate boundaries.

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Layering of Materials Lab

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Layering of Materials Lab

Students calculate the density of three liquids and make observations from a density column they create.

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Locating the Epicenter of an Earthquake

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Locating the Epicenter of an Earthquake

Students apply what they have learned about earthquake waves properties and seismograms by carrying out a Mystery Epicenter investigation.

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Modeling Earth's Interior Processes Lab

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Modeling Earth's Interior Processes Lab

Students learn about the driving force behind plate motion by making observations from models of Earth's interior and its processes.

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Plate Boundaries & Surface Features 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Plate Boundaries & Surface Features 5E Instructional Model Plan

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.

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Earth's Interior and Plate Tectonics

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Regents-Based Item Bank - Earth's Interior and Plate Tectonics

The Regents Item Bank provides questions from past Regents exams aligned with the content of this unit.

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Seismic Waves and Earth's Interior Investigation

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Seismic Waves and Earth's Interior Investigation

Students work in groups to complete this reading guide as a tool for navigating a complex text.

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Unit 2 Formative Assessment Probe

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Unit 2 Formative Assessment Probe

Using this pre-assessment task, the teacher can get a sense of students' prior knowledge about topics covered in the unit.

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