Students will create models using food to demonstrate the movement of the plates in plate tectonics.
Individuals, partners, groups
3.3, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 5.2, 5.8, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||8 min||-||Computer, projector, cellphones||2||Students will watch an ice age engaging video clip tying in Earth’s layers with plate tectonics|
|Explore||30 min||3.3, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 5.8, 7.3||-||3||Students will perform an edible plate tectonics lab and starting their graphic organizer|
|Explain||30 min||4.1, 5.2||-||2-3||Students will finish their graphic organizers.|
|Expand||30 min||5.2||Computer, projector, cellphones||3||Students will use the Kagan strategy group-pair-share. Students will plot their examples on a world map.|
|Evaluate||2-5 min||-||-||1||Students will be given a 3 question assessment|
|Level of Student Engagement|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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