Overview:The Earth is composed up plates that are always in motion due to convection. This LT explains the mechanics of how the Earth has been shaped and how its forces can be both constructive and destructive.
Learning Target Breakdown:
ES 1.0 The forces that shaped the Earth in its formation are still affecting change in our time and beyond.
ES 1.1 Create a model of the rock cycle and describe how the forces drive rock transformations HS-ESS2-5
ES 1.2 Explain how plate tectonic theory was developed and how convection is the mechanism for it (HS-ESS2-1)HS-ESS2-3.)
ES 1.3 Explain how constructive forces and destructive forces shape the appearance of the Earth’s surface (HS-ESS2-1)