HS-ESS1-5

Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

 
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Introduction to the Rock Cycle

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students complete an online "tour" of the rock cycle in this introductory lesson.

 
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Earthquake & Volcano Mapping

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students diagram where the world's earthquakes and volcanoes occur - which they will eventually come to see happen primarily along plate boundaries!

 
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Rock Cycle II

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students conduct a lab activity modeling the parts of the rock cycle.

 
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Introduction To Relative Dating

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discuss the differences between relative and absolute dating, and figure out how geologists date rock layers in this introductory lesson

 
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Igneous Rocks I

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create a graph illustrating the relationship between cooling time and crystal size

 
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Sea Floor Spreading (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students construct a graphical model of the ocean floor (the Atlantic Ocean), describing its physical features, identifying its plate motion and associated characteristics, and diagraming its magnetic polarity

 
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Plate Boundaries

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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Early Atmosphere & Fossils

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the early atmosphere and how organisms contributed oxygen via photosynthesis. They also watch a video and do some textual analysis about fossils as remains of living organisms from the past

 
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Geological Sequence Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge to the test as geological detectives placing what happened in what order in the geologic past

 
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Sea Floor Spreading (Day 2/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students construct a graphical model of the ocean floor (the Atlantic Ocean), describing its physical features, identifying its plate motion and associated characteristics, and diagraming its magnetic polarity

 
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Features of Rock Layers

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students identify examples of different rock features for the purposes of determining relative ages in rock strata

 
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Interpreting Geologic Bedrock in New York State

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use the map in their Earth Science Reference Table(s) to explore and examine the geologic history of New York State

 
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