This is one of the best exercises I have come across in my 14 years of teaching. Students are a little uncomfortable because they have to stretch their thinking, but the payoff for the thinking is huge.
I'd recommend this exercise to anyone teaching plate tectonics to middle schoolers.
One challenge: getting the maps printed and laminated. You need at least one set of large maps. Smaller sets of the maps (at least 11 x 17) for each cooperative group would have really helped.
Liquid Layers - Straw Stack of Color - Who would have thought that playing with your food as a kid would lead to a cool science experiment as an adult? Better yet, it will keep the kids occupied for hours.
The primary goal of the project is to develop and pilot test new, technology-embedded, inquiry-based, curricular materials for middle school science classes for the purpose of improving student engagement and achievement in science and technology.
Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. - High quality interactive educational software programs and images for the Earth Sciences, Geology, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM and apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android.
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