Plate Tectonics Lesson Plans - 2. Explore: (15 mins) 1. Anyone goes to be paired with a associate and given an orange. Every orange goes to symbolize the earth. Now, look ahead to the relaxation of my education earlier than you begin so that you understand what to do. [Pass out oranges, one per group] ask students while passing out oranges, “how is the orange much like the earth??? [wait for students’ response] 2. ??at the same time as seeking to maintain the peal of the orange as entire as possible, the companion who is taller can also start to peel the orange. Because the piece of the orange peel wreck and come off attempt to location them inside the particular order they got here off in.?? [teacher walks around to assist if the students need help] 3. ??as soon as the orange is peeled, the partner that did now not peel the orange can also begin setting the orange peel back on the orange by way of using the toothpicks.?? [demonstrate what this may look like for the students while they do it] 4. ??what makes the orange and the earth similar??? [they are both round] “correct, this is what we name a sphere! Due to the fact it's miles a three-demontional object meaning that the earth is not flat” five. ??did you know that the earth’s crust is the tough-rocky surface that we walk on and spot??? [i knew that, or no] 6. ??how does the peel of an orange evaluate to the crust of the earth??? [they are both the outer most layer] [*note: the earth is broken into 9 plates] 3. Provide an explanation for: (13 mins) 7. ??just like we had been able to positioned the peel of the orange back on, or the crust of our earth. We were showing something referred to as plate tectonics. The earth’s crust is without a doubt broken down into extraordinary plates. [Show map of the earth’s plates]. Reflect onconsideration on the earth’s crust, is it changing over time? [Yes]. [Show students map of plate tectonics] eight. Additionally display college students a map of the continents and give an explanation for the differences among these things. 9. ??sure, so the distinct parts of earth referred to as the plate tectonics are the purpose that mountains shape and earthquakes appear!?? this happens while the plates are pushed collectively! Or pushed faraway from every different. 10. ??from mastering approximately the plates, do you observed that the plate remains nonetheless or pass? [Move] why now not? [Because the earth’s crust is constantly changing or moving]. 11. Plate tectonics is the motive that we've got distinctive continents. There are nine predominant plates in the international! 12. Watch video of bill nye explaining plate tectonics to review what we learned: ?V=1pvms2nsdmc (2 minutes in duration) 13. Have a small dialogue on.