Lesson Details


  • Name: Why do plates move
  • Code: G.3.9.EV.1
  • Specification Reference: N/A
  • Keywords: Key Words; Convection currents, radioactive decay, convergent, divergent, conservative, hotspots
  • Objectives: 1. Understand what plate tectonics are 2. Describe the Earth’s layered structure 3. Explain why plates move
  • Competency: Understand what plate tectonics are
  • Proficiency: "Describe the Earth’s layered structure "
  • Mastery: Explain why plates move

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