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