ERIC Number: ED461521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Plate Tectonics: The Way the Earth Works. Teacher's Guide. LHS GEMS.
This teacher guide presents a unit on plate tectonics and introduces hands-on activities for students in grades 6-8. In each unit, students act as real scientists and gather evidence by using science process skills such as observing, graphing, analyzing data, designing and making models, visualizing, communicating, theorizing, and drawing conclusions. The units presented in this guide meet the National Science Education Standards as well as state frameworks and district guidelines. There are seven sessions focusing on different concepts in the guide. Sessions include: (1) "Geologic Time and Processes That Form the Earth's Crust"; (2) "Field Work of California"; (3) "Investigating Viscosity and Volcanic Rocks"; (4) "Field Work in Hawaii"; (5) "Field Work in Japan"; (6) "Field Work in Nepal"; and (7) "Field Work in Iceland". (YDS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Plate Tectonics, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Volcanoes
GEMS, University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science #5200, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200 ($24). Tel: 510-642-7771; Fax: 510-643-0309; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://lhs.berkeley.edu/GEMS.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Note: Written with Ian Carmichael and Carolyn Willard. For grades 6-8.