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1 This Dynamic Earth lesson is just one small part of my Geology Topics Unit that I offer on TpT for ($9.99). This unit includes… A six part 3,700 Slide PowerPoint Presentation / unit roadmap full of activities, review questions, games, video links, flashcards, materials list, and much more. A 18 bundled homework package, modified version, 19 pages of unit notes, 6 PowerPoint Review Games of 100+ slides each, videos, rubrics, and much more that all chronologically follow the unit slideshow. This is a fantastic unit for any Earth Science Class. Unit-Homework-Exams-and-3700-Slide-PowerPointhttp://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geology- Unit-Homework-Exams-and-3700-Slide-PowerPoint

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4 RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

5 -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate..

6 -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate. -Example of indent.

7 -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate. -Example of indent. -Skip a line between topics

8 -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate. -Example of indent. -Skip a line between topics -Don’t skip pages

9 -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate. -Example of indent. -Skip a line between topics -Don’t skip pages -Make visuals clear and well drawn.

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11 First Name, Last Name Science and Section

12 RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal. BLACK SLIDE: Pay attention, follow directions, complete projects as described and answer required questions neatly. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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16 Activity! Please make a puzzle from a magazine page. Puzzle should be no more than 20 pieces.

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18 Activity! Please make a puzzle from a magazine page. Puzzle should be no more than 20 pieces. –Example on next slide. –Trade puzzles with a person near you and try to solve their puzzle upon completion.

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20 Questions –What strategies did you use to complete the puzzle? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

21 Question? Look at the map below, do see any puzzle pieces, if so were would they fit? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

22 Possible Answers! Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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25 Possible Answers! Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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32 Area of Focus: Plate Tectonics Area of Focus: Plate Tectonics Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

33 Plate tectonics: The earth’s crust and upper mantle are broken into sections called plates. Plate tectonics: The earth’s crust and upper mantle are broken into sections called plates. These plates float on the mantle like rafts (moving very slowly) These plates float on the mantle like rafts (moving very slowly) Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

34 Plate tectonics: The earth’s crust and upper mantle are broken into sections called plates. Plate tectonics: The earth’s crust and upper mantle are broken into sections called plates. These plates float on the mantle like rafts (moving very slowly) These plates float on the mantle like rafts (moving very slowly) Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

35 Continental Drift: The gradual movement of the continents across the earth. Continental Drift: The gradual movement of the continents across the earth. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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37 The speed at which the plates move is about the speed at which your fingernails grow. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

38 Video! Plate Tectonics. –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmE

39 In 1915, The German geologist Alfred Wegener ( ) proposed continental drift. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

40 In 1915, The German geologist Alfred Wegener ( ) proposed continental drift. Not accepted until the 1950’s! Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

41 In 1915, The German geologist Alfred Wegener ( ) proposed continental drift. Not accepted until 1950’s! Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy “I say.” “Africa and South America fit strangely like two puzzle pieces.”

42 Evidence for continental drift. Evidence for continental drift Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

43 The shapes match. The shapes match. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

44 Activity! Google Earth. Looking more in depth at the puzzle fit. –Download at –Continental shelf Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

45 Same fossils found on different continents Same fossils found on different continents These are the pictures on the puzzle pieces. These are the pictures on the puzzle pieces. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

46 Same fossils found on different continents –These are the pictures on the puzzle pieces. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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50 “Did you line up the pictures on the magazine page to help you figure out the puzzle”

51 The Same rock structures on different continents The Same rock structures on different continents Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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54 You can now complete this question on the bundled homework.

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58 What is this a fossil of? –Where would you expect to find a specimen like this on the planet? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

59 Answer! This is a fossilized tropical plant found on Antarctica. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

60 Answer! This is a fossilized tropical plant found on Antarctica. –Remember, the continents have moved and Antarctica use to be in a warmer climate. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

61 Answer! This is a fossilized tropical plant found on Antarctica. –Remember, the continents have moved and Antarctica use to be in a warmer climate. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy “Darn you continental Drift.” “Darn you.”

62 Fossils of plants and animals in Antarctica Fossils of plants and animals in Antarctica Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

63 Magnetic layers in sea floor spreading Magnetic layers in sea floor spreading Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

64 Magnetic layers in sea floor spreading Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

65 The magnetic poles can shift “fairly” suddenly on this planet. –Right now, North is in the Arctic, the North Pole could shift to someplace else. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

66 The magnetic poles can shift “fairly” suddenly on this planet. –Right now, North is in the Arctic, the North Pole could shift to someplace else. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

67 The magnetic poles can shift “fairly” suddenly on this planet. –Right now, North is in the Arctic, the North Pole could shift to someplace else. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

68 Iron within cooling molten rock orients itself to the poles before hardening. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

69 Iron within cooling molten rock orients itself to the poles before hardening. –The ocean floor shows evidence of a changing magnetic field, and sea-floor spreading. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

70 Iron within cooling molten rock orients itself to the poles before hardening. –The ocean floor shows evidence of a changing magnetic field, and sea-floor spreading. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

71 Each new layers of the earth from sea-floor spreading orients to the Magnetic field at that time just before cooling.

72 Behold the Supercontinent! Pangea ? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

73 Behold the Supercontinent! Pangea Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy Applause!

74 Behold the Supercontinent! Pangea Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy End Applause!

75 Pangea: The “Super Continent” Pangea: The “Super Continent” All of the plates were once together. All of the plates were once together. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

76 Pangea: The “Super Continent” Pangea: The “Super Continent” All of the plates were once together. All of the plates were once together. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

77 Gondwondaland and Laurasia were two mega continents before Pangea. Gondwondaland and Laurasia were two mega continents before Pangea. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

78 Activity! Recreating Pangea with cutouts of the continental plates.

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83 Activity! Recreating Pangea with cutouts of the continental plates (Sheet Provided)

84 –Please use the animation on the next slide to practice creating Pangea and then moving the continents to their current location.

85 Activity! Recreating Pangea with cutouts of the continental plates (Sheet Provided) –Please use the animation on the next slide to practice creating Pangea and then moving the continents to their current location. –Then go back to Pangea and back to current day until you can do it without the animation.

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89 You can now complete this question on the bundled homework.

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91 What causes continental drift and plate tectonics? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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93 This Dynamic Earth lesson is just one small part of my Geology Topics Unit that I offer on TpT for ($9.99). This unit includes… A six part 3,700 Slide PowerPoint Presentation / unit roadmap full of activities, review questions, games, video links, flashcards, materials list, and much more. A 18 bundled homework package, modified version, 19 pages of unit notes, 6 PowerPoint Review Games of 100+ slides each, videos, rubrics, and much more that all chronologically follow the unit slideshow. This is a fantastic unit for any Earth Science Class. Unit-Homework-Exams-and-3700-Slide-PowerPointhttp://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geology- Unit-Homework-Exams-and-3700-Slide-PowerPoint


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