Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Plates

 

Objectives:

 

·        To develop a basic understanding of plate tectonics

·        To develop a basic understanding of volcanoes and earthquakes

·        To increase knowledge and problem solving skills in the science area

·        To increase vocabulary and reading comprehension in the science area for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

·        To correctly complete the review worksheets

·        To correctly complete the written and online test found on the websites.

 

Warm-Up:

 

Although this is not necessary, read material about earthquakes, volcanoes, and plates.  This material is found in any basic science or GED preparation book.

 

New Instruction:

 

1.      Sites are listed in content order.

2.      If a site has a worksheet attached, print worksheet then click on site.

3.      If no worksheet is available, click on site and take good notes.

4.      After completing worksheet or reading through the site, take the online quizzes or test (if available).

 Note:  All note-taking activities have no answer keys.

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Plate Tectonics

The Earth’s Layers

(Print the review questions and then view the following lessons.)

Pangea to the Present

 

How Plates Move

6-12

Yes

Yes

Review questions Chapter 1

 

Answer Key--Review questions Chapter 1

Test Chapter 1

 

Answer Key—Test Chapter 1

 

Online test

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

(Print the review questions and then view the following lessons.)

The Rolling Earth

 

Volcanoes

 

Volcanic Terms

6-12

Yes

Yes

Review questions Chapter 2

 

Answer Key--Review questions Chapter 2

Test Chapter 2

 

Answer Key—Test Chapter 2

 

Online test

Cones, Eruptions, and Pyroclasts

(Print the review questions and then view the following lessons.)

Lava Flows & Pyroclasts

 

Volcanic Cones and Eruptions

 

Hot Spot Volcanoes

6-12

Yes

Yes

Review questions Chapter 3

 

Answer Key--Review questions Chapter 3

Test Chapter 3

 

Answer Key—Test Chapter 3

 

Online test

Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

(Click on the Plate Tectonics activity to see some of the above concepts in motion.)

7-12

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

Feedback and Review:

 

After completing the worksheets and/or the test (if available), have the teacher verbally quiz you over the material.

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Review the initial material (from the website), and retake the online test in a week (if available) and/or explore the following site.

 

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Plate Tectonics

5-12

Yes

Yes

Online word search

Online Quiz

 

 

 

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