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INTASC/NSTA
Standards

Transition into Pangea


(~15 minutes)

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
2

Pangea

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
3

Pangea, Its Break-Up;


Seafloor
Spreading/Paleomagnetism

ES 2d; ES
7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Date

Lesson Topic

Day
1

Day
4

Mantle Convetion and


Tectonics

ES 1b; ES
7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Activities
Transition from rocks to Pangea through fossils: engage
the students through discussion of fossils and location
and the positions of continents. Students will begin
cutting out their Pangeas.
I hand back the paper-cliped Pangea pieces, and form
Pangaea from the evidence. Students will respond to a
prompt. Hand out Pangea concept maps. Pangea
lecture until the end of class.
Finish Pangea lecture. Alfred Wegener and Continental
Drift video. Seafloor paleomagnetism demonstration.
Prompt on paleomagnetism, seafloor spreading, and
Pangea for the rest of class. Hand out Plate Tectonics
concept map. Plate Tectonics lecture.
Water Circulation Experiment. Students the answer
questions on the lab on what they see. Finish Plate
Tectonics lecture if there is extra time.
Oreo Tectonics Activity, asking the students as a class
how I might build each boundry through the oreos oneby-one. Students will answer questions from the book.
Finish Plate Tectonics lecture and notes; begin plate
interactions powerpoint if there is extra time.
Play-doh Tectonics Activity. Visuals to guide the
students while they make the boundaries. Passed out
Mantle Convection labs to redo. Powerpoint on Plate
Interactions.
Review for quiz in each quiz. Quiz on plate tectonics,
pangea, and seafloor spreading. UKY online tutorial
and notes sheet on faults.
Finish UKY online tutorial notes sheet. Make-A-Fault
activity. Review crossword.

Day
5

Plate Tectonics

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
6

Plate Tectonics

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
7

Plate Boundaries Quiz and


Faults

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
8

Faults

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
9

Test Review

ES 1b; ES
2d; ES 7
a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Go over the crossword. Jeopardy test review game.

Day
10

Plate Tectonics, Plate


Boundaries, Mantle

N/A

N/A

Review for test. Test on all previous material.

Assessment

Disscussion

Bell-ringer; Pangaea
pieces; Reflection on
Pangea activity

Bell-ringer; Prompt

Bell-ringer; lab
questions; Homework
definitions: 11.1 and
11.2, pg. 330: 17
terms
Bell-ringer; The
guiding questions,
which the students
turned in
Bell-ringer;
definitions due

Bell-ringer; Quiz
Bell-ringer; hand out
crossword puzzle
Bell-ringer;
Responses to
Jeopardy review
game
Bell-ringer; Test

Convection, and Pangea


Test
Day
11

Earthquakes

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
12

Earthquakes

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
13

Volcanoes

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
14

Volcanoes

ES 7 a, b

INTASC 3; INTASC 7;
INTASC 8; NSTA 3a, 3b

Day
15

Volcanoes Quiz and


Introduction to Next Unit

N/A

N/A

Students will make observations of earthquakes during


video. Start on earthquake notes and videos.
S- and P-waves slinky demonstration. Earthquake
location and triangulation activity. Finish earthquake
notes. Exit slip.
Watch videos on volcanoes, fill out worksheet on
volcanoes and volcano qualities comparison chart and
rankings. Volcanoes lecture and notes.
Soap and siliciate demonstration. Finish volcanoes
lecture and notes.
Review for Faults, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes quiz.
Rest of class on metamorphic rocks.

Bell-ringer
Bell-ringer; Exit slip
Bell-ringer; chart and
rankings worksheet
Bell-ringer
Bell-ringer; quiz