Writing to Support the Theory of Plate Tectonics
In this activity, using images that depict earthquakes, seafloor ages, topography, and volcanoes, you will make a scientific argument that supports the Theory of Plate Tectonics. You will explore an area that contains a plate tectonic boundary and craft a paper using scientific-discourse categories. The introductory activity uses images captured from the Learning With Data CD-ROM ( This site may be offline. ) . This chapter also includes suggestions for additional activities using the CD-ROM.
This chapter is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Each chapter provides teachers and/or students with direct practice for using scientific tools to analyze Earth science data. Students should begin on the Case Study page.
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