Introduce students to the theory of plate tectonics, the concept that offers an explanation for the movement of continents across hundreds of millions of years and a method for predicting areas at risk of volcanoes and earthquakes.

Learning objectives

  • To understand that the earth’s crust is not stable and that it is broken up into plates.
  • To understand that these plates are constantly moving in different ways.

Students' outcomes

  • To identify different types of plate boundaries.
  • To locate plate boundaries and hotspots.

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