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Teaching Tectonic plate motions

Tectonic plate motions

Plates move by seafloor spreading. Seafloor spreading is driven by mantle convection.\n\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Convection Detection (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of an Investigation Set that explores convection currents. In this text, the author explains that the Earth's crust is made of multiple pieces, called tectonic plates, which are constantly moving. As students read, encourage them to explain why convection currents explain the motion of tectonic plates.\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/Teaching%20Guides/Teaching%20Guide-%20Convection%20Detection.pdf">Click here to download the Teaching Guide for this set</a>

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do Earth's plates move?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2
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