Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries LessonQuick View

Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries Lesson

A Geography PowerPoint lesson and 2 worksheets on the topic of Plate Tectonics. The PowerPoint teaches pupils about tectonic plates and the three main types of boundaries - convergent, divergent, transform. Suitable for KS2/KS3. 16 slides in total - including the cover page and the credits page. 2 pages of worksheets. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
Why Do Tectonic Plates MoveQuick View

Why Do Tectonic Plates Move

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on why tectonic plates move. The main part of the lesson involves a mapping task where students plot the main tectonic and earthquake plate boundaries and describe its distribution, then use a clip to order statements in order to explain the process of continental drift, followed by image analysis to deduce forms of evidence for this movement. Learning Objectives: To describe the global distribution of earthquake and volcanic activity. To explain how the process of continental drift causes tectonic plate movement. To investigate the evidence for this movement.
Plate TectonicsQuick View

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics This is the Plate Tectonics Differentiation Stations. This product consists of six different stations for students to learn about plate tectonics. The student will learn about the crust, upper mantle, lithosphere, asthenosphere, convection currents, subduction, convergent boundaries, transform boundaries, Pangaea, Alfred Wegener, Mountain building, and much more! How It Works Station 1- Vocabulary matching game allows students to match key vocabulary terms with definitions. Station 2- This station allows students to read an article focusing on plate tectonics and to answer multiple-choice questions. Station 3- Students are given the opportunity to sketch major concepts within plate tectonics. Station 4- The student reads a passage and then writes constructed responses. Station 5- Students read provided fact cards and writes down the correct vocabulary term. Station 6 – Students cut out the seven continents and construct a model of Pangaea.
Plate Tectonics: Science Escape RoomQuick View

Plate Tectonics: Science Escape Room

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge of plate tectonics. Full "Letter" sized cards as well as smaller sized cards are provided. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Large Sized Cards and Smaller ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoesQuick View

Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes

A brilliant selection of resources I have created to teach plate tectonics. I have included easy to follow PowerPoint's for each lesson and attached the relevant worksheets/printouts. The students loved the diversity of the activities which includes maps from memory, desk mat tasks, market place, card sorts, earthquake proof building design, timelines, cartoon strips, a mid unit test and lots more interesting tasks. I have included starter tasks for each lesson, learning objectives using what, why and how, main tasks and consolidate/plenary tasks. They are really easy to follow. I have included lessons on the following topics: The structure of the Earth Japanese earthquake and tsunami Earthquake hazard management Supervolcano What are earthquakes and how are they measured? Pompeii 79 AD What are the hazards associated with volcanoes?
plate tectonics true or falseQuick View

plate tectonics true or false

True or false statements worksheets about the inside of the earth. Ideal for a stater or plenary. Based on Geog.1 and Basics textbooks.
Plate-TectonicsQuick View


For GCSE/IGCSE Geography covers everything on this topic. I hope it will help!
Plate Tectonics New SOW (GCSE/IGCSE)Quick View

Plate Tectonics New SOW (GCSE/IGCSE)

I have just finished a complete scheme of work for Plate Tectonics. ideal for GCSE and IGCSE lessons with 3 distinct case studies and constant areas for AFL. each lesson comes with clear Tasks and Extensions tasks throughout to engage HA students. They also come with starter activities, plenaries and exam questions. They are fully resourced, up to date and ready to go! Case Studies included: Montserrat - Volcano Haiti - Earthquake Tsunami - Indonesia 2004 it also comes with a complete Revision lesson full of ideas, as well as a ready to go assessment with mark schemes taken from past CIE IGCSE Geography papers. Enjoy
A level; plate tectonics and tectonic landformsQuick View

A level; plate tectonics and tectonic landforms

7 Resources
This bundles contains the development of the theory of plate tectonics, evidence for plate tectonics and tectonic landforms. the landforms include ocean trenches, island arcs, rift valleys, mid ocean ridges, fold mountains, island chains and hotspots.
Plate Tectonics Word SearchQuick View

Plate Tectonics Word Search

This word search on tectonic plates also doubles as a coloring book!. The solution to the puzzle is included. Vocabulary Terms Included: ♦ Convection ♦ Convergent ♦ Divergent ♦ Earth Layers ♦ Earthquake ♦ Fault ♦ Hot Spot ♦ Ocean Ridge ♦ Pangaea ♦ Seismologist ♦ Tectonic Plates ♦ Transform
Plate Tectonics Cootie CatchersQuick View

Plate Tectonics Cootie Catchers

Plate Tectonics: These plate tectonics and earthquakes cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about plate tectonics and earthquakes. Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes Vocabulary Terms: ♦ Convergent boundary, Divergent boundary, Transform boundary, Subduction zone, Fault, Convection current, Hot spot, Tectonic plate And ♦ Earthquake, Seismic wave, Magnitude, Epicenter, Seismologist, Seismograph, Continental drift, Pangaea These plate tectonics and earthquakes cootie catchers come in color & black and white as well as pages for students to add their own definitions. All of this totals 8 pages which has students identifying vocabulary terms (with pictures) based from the definition. ***** Do a search for my other Cootie Catchers in the folllowing topics: ***** Space Science: ♦ Comets, Meteors, & Asteroids ♦ Constellations ♦ Eclipses ♦ Life Cycles of Stars ♦ Moon Phases ♦ Planets ♦ Solar System and Space ♦ Clouds ♦ Earthquakes & Plate Tectonics ♦ Erosion ♦ Fossils ♦ Layers of the Atmosphere ♦ Layers of the Earth ♦ Landforms ♦ Natural Disasters ♦ Natural Resources ♦ Rock Cycle ♦ Rocks and Minerals ♦ Seasons ♦ Soil ♦ Volcanoes ♦ Water Cycle ♦ Weather Life Science: ♦ Animal Adaptations ♦ Biomes ♦ Cell Organelles ♦ Classification and Taxonomy ♦ Ecosystems ♦ Evolution ♦ Food Web ♦ Habitats ♦ Human Body ♦ Life Cycles ♦ Photosynthesis ♦ Plants ♦ Six Kingdoms of Life Physical Science: ♦ Atomic Structure ♦ Circuits ♦ Element Compound and Mixture ♦ Force and Motion ♦ Forms of Energy ♦ Light Energy ♦ Magnets ♦ Reflection and Refraction ♦ Scientific Method ♦ Simple Machines ♦ Sound Energy ♦ States of Matter ♦ Thermal Energy ♦ Waves
Plate tectonicsQuick View

Plate tectonics

3 Resources
This bundle has three lessons. The first lesson is on the earth's formation and structure. The second lesson is on the plate tectonics theory and evidence of tectonic movement. The final lesson is on plate boundaries and what happens at each boundary. The lessons are all planned in detail with everything you need to deliver them. This bundle as designed for KS3 but the lessons can be adapted easily for GCSE.
Plate Tectonics: Complete Scheme of Work (Geography SOW)Quick View

Plate Tectonics: Complete Scheme of Work (Geography SOW)

This resource contains a complete scheme of work of the Unit of Plate Tectonics in Geography. It has been designed for any KS3 class (7-9). There are 8 fully resourced and explained lessons. Each lesson contains the Objectives and the Starter, Main and Plenary activities. The type of activities include: Powerpoints, Worksheets, Stimulus material, Video hyperlinks, Flash animation links and others. Lessons included: Lesson 1: Introduction to Plate tectonics Lesson 2: The Earth’s structure Lesson 3: Plate boundaries Lesson 4: Volcanoes Lesson 5: Earthquakes – What are they? Lesson 6: What causes earthquakes? Lesson 7: Tsunamis Lesson 8: How to survive an Earthquake
Earth Systems - Plate Tectonic Theory & Plate TectonicsQuick View

Earth Systems - Plate Tectonic Theory & Plate Tectonics

A special dual presentation resource covering Plate Tectonic Theory and Plate Tectonics. ***************************************** Presentation 1: Plate Tectonic Theory A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at plate tectonic theory. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore historical development that supports plate tectonic theory. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 30 mins 21 slides covering: • Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism • Continental Drift • Plate Tectonics • Lithospheric Plates • What Causes Plate Motion? ***************************************** Presentation 2: Plate Tectonics A presentation suitable for KS3 looking at plate tectonics. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore the movements of the plates that make up the Earth’s surface. Explore geological events caused by plate motion. Main Skills: Interpret written text and diagrams. Duration: Approximately 45 mins 35 slides covering: • Basic Structure of Earth • Tectonic Plates • What Causes Plate Motion? • Plate Boundaries • Convergent Boundaries • Divergent Boundaries • Sliding Boundaries • Ocean Basins
Hazardous Earth - Plate TectonicsQuick View

Hazardous Earth - Plate Tectonics

5 part lesson series for the Edexcel GCSE module Hazardous Earth. This is part of the module to be taught alongside Atmosphere, Climate and Hurricanes. Specifically designed for the new Edexcel Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and OCR. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. Lesson sequence: 1 - Inside the earth 2 - Earthquakes 3 - Haiti case study 4 - New Zealand case study 5 - Volcanoes For more resources visit This is Geography. Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel IGCSE and Eduqas. As well as over 200 lessons for KS3 and KS2. Want something bespoke designing? Email us for further details
The Earth & Plate TectonicsQuick View

The Earth & Plate Tectonics

A two page word document which summarizes the structure of the Earth and explains plate tectonics and continental drift. Also includes a labeled image of the World's major plates. I made this to give to my 3rd year students as a revision hand out. For similar notes on volcanoes, earthquakes and fold mountains, see my 'shop' where you can buy these as a bundle.