Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Geosphere: Plate Tectonics - Section 3: Explore


To provide diverse entry points as well as develop a classroom culture that encourages, student engagement, curiosity, and a desire to understand the world through scientific exploration, it is important to use a wide range of strategies.

One of my favorite teaching strategies is to show students pictures of scientific concepts as they learn these new concepts. This helps make learning and remembering more achievable for all students as students are able to connect a picture to new information. 

Throughout the rest of the unit, several students will refer back to the pictures on this poster when explaining how Earth's systems interact. 

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Geosphere: Plate Tectonics

Unit 3: Earth Systems
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT use a map to explain plate tectonics and how the Earth's systems interact at plate boundaries.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students explore the plate tectonics theory by watching a video and taking notes. Then, students examine how the Earth's systems (spheres) interact when plates collide.

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