09 10-12 plate tectonics

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  • 1. September 10, 2012• EQ: How can the theory of plate tectonics explain the effects of physical processes that occur on Earth? S6E5e• Learning Target: I can explain why the theory of continental drift was not accepted by scientists.• Start-Up: What layer of the Earth is also know as the lithospheric plates?• Agenda – Start-Up Activities – Vocabulary introduction (Notes) – Complete foldable work – Ticket Out: Foldable questionnaire• Homework: Review notes/prepare for note check quiz
  • 2. September 11, 2012• EQ: How can the theory of plate tectonics explain the effects of physical processes that occur on Earth? S6E5e• Learning Target: I can describe how one theory explains how the continents have moved over Earth.• Start-Up: How does convection currents cause the tectonic plates to move? (Write at least 3 sentences explaining this process. Keep your journal to share your answer.)• Agenda: – Start-Up Activities – Notes – Review Activity• Homework: Reading comprehension activity
  • 3. Remember:The earth is very hot inside and a current of heatflows from the core to the crust. The convectioncurrent takes place in the mantle. This currentcools down as it comes closerto the surface of the earth. Asit rises, it cools and descendsto the inner earth. There thetemperature increases and thecurrent rises again. This goeson and on.
  • 4. September 12, 2012• EQ: What is one hypothesis that explains the continents’ movement? S6E5e• Learning Target: I can explain the theory of plate tectonics..• Start-Up: Describe one piece of evidence that support the theory of plate tectonics. (Keep your journals to check your answer.)• Agenda: – Start-Up Activities – Notes – Activity – Ticket Out (quiz)• Homework: Draw Pangaea and current-day Earth.
  • 5. Sample Answer• The same fossils found on different continents help to support the theory of continental drift.
  • 6. September 13, 2012• EQ: Where does the force come from that can move a tectonic plate? S6E5d• LT: I can describe the theory of plate tectonics.• Start-Up: Could earthquakes be a result of tectonic plates moving?• Agenda: – Start-Up Activities – Notes – Textbook work• Homework: Write a summary about continental drift theory.
  • 7. Answer• Yes. Earthquakes are a result of plate movement.
  • 8. September 14, 2012• EQ: How can the theory of plate tectonics explain the effects of physical processes that occur on Earth? S6E5e• LT: I can explain how Earth’s landmasses are changing position continuously as they travel across Earth’s surface.• Start-Up: Describe how India became part of the Asian continent.• Agenda: – Start-Up Activities – Note completion – Activity• Homework: Reading Comprehension