Thursday, October 18, 2012

Researching Tectonic Plate Movements

We've been busy this week researching tectonic plates and the theories associated with the supercontinent Pangaea.  Students have relied on many sources for research, but have really learned a lot from such websites as www.brainpop.com and the online Encyclopedia Britannica.  

Brainpop and Encyclopedia Britannica offer a vast amount of research materials.

In addition to these online resources, students are enjoying hands-on models showing the movement of the continents and continental/oceanic plates.  Today, Ms. Cathy brought in an awesome model from the Savannah State University Marine Science School that shows how tectonic plates meet to form boundaries, such as the mid-oceanic ridge.  

Pangaea:  One Giant Jigsaw Puzzle!

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