Earth's Dynamic Geosphere: Plate Tectonics and Your Community

Earth's Dynamic Geosphere book cover
AGI/It's About Time

Students are challenged to develop a PowerPoint presentation, web page, or a three-panel poster display to help middle-school students understand the scientific theories behind plate tectonics.

Students Will...

  • Learn how and why portions of the lithosphere move and examine the speed of that motion.
  • Participate in scientific inquiry and construct logical conclusions based on evidence.
  • Understand critical aspects of the flow of matter and energy within the geopshere.
  • Investigate the results of the motions of plates, including volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain building, and other geologic activities.