(apologies for the lateness of this post)


Continued discussion of thematic statements


Discussed chapter one’s essential questions.


LEARNING TARGET: “I can explain the geological processes that shape the earth.”

READ section: Plate Tectonics

  • Identify vocabulary: plate tectonics, crust, mantle, molten magma, outer core, inner core, tectonic plates.
    • Define them as they are described in the text.
    • Reflect: What do these words have to do with geological processes?
  • What is plate tectonics and how does it work?
    • Identify and explain the four major layers of the earth.
    • What IMPORTANT role does molten magma play within the four major layers and plate tectonics?
  • STUDY: Profile of Earth’s Layers: What can we learn here to help us answer the questions? What portions of this depict the four major characteristics?
  • Reflection: How has this information contributed to the learning target?

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