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This week: Plate Tectonics for year 9 students studying Earth and Space Science.
Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU180
Year 9: “The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement”
• recognising the major plates on a world map
• relating the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic activity to constructive and destructive plate boundaries
• relating the extreme age and stability of a large part of the Australian continent to its plate tectonic history
Senior Secondary Science (Earth Science):
- Unit 2: Earth processes – energy transfers and transformations
- Unit 3: Living on Earth – extracting, using and managing Earth resources
- Unit 4: The changing Earth – the cause and impact of Earth hazards
This resource may be useful for students in Senior Secondary looking to secure their basic knowledge and understanding before digging deeper.
Each article should take around 5 minutes to read and activities should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
By the end of this activity:
All must: Recognise the major plate boundaries on a map.
Most should: Relate the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic activity to constructive and destructive plate boundaries.
Some could: Describe the plate tectonic history of the Australian continent.
Consider which of the above learning outcomes you should be aiming for throughout this activity.
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