How do we know that the Earth is ancient and changing? How did the Earth
We often think that because the Earth is a planet, it cannot change or morph. This is completely wrong!! The land that is on our planet is constantly moving and changing. Although these changes may not be seen, we know they are there from looking at rock layers in the crust of Earth!! Our Earth Science section will take us on an investigation into the rock layers of Earth - discovering why land moves and how we can use evidence to show this movement. The rocks on Earth tell us so much about the history of the planet and all of the life that lives here!
I CAN STATEMENTS
Video that discusses Plate Tectonics - how they move and what type of topographic structures they form. Below find the worksheet that accompanies the video
Plate Tectonic Video Worksheet - pairs with video above
Big Bang Group Project PowerPoint - use this to get the questions about the article, if you didn't finish them in class!
Information to help with the storyboard/comic strip assignment - powerpoint shows all layers of the Earth and what happens in each layer, also discusses convection currents in the mantle.
PPT with directions for storyline/comic strip assignment. Also has quick review points for plate boundaries and convection currents
Article gives basic information about movement of plates at each boundary. USE IF YOU NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING AGES OF ROCKS AT BOUNDARIES
Law of Superposition