Students will gain an understanding of plate tectonics through the study of past and current continental and oceanic movement. Students will make predictions about what the world will look like after another million years using the plate tectonic theory.

Learning Objectives

Students will evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks. (Next Generation Science Standard HS-ESS1-5 Earth’s Place in the Universe)

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