SC206. Simply Outrageous Science Presents Eighth-Grade Earth Science
This session will focus on TEKS 8.9 (A-C) which are related to plate tectonics and the formation of crustal features. Participants will engage in a series of hands-on activities that explore plate tectonics (Puzzling Over Plate Tectonics) and evidence for plate tectonics (Far Flung Fossils). Next, participants explore the concept of convection using a split demo tank and convection aquarium, because these concepts are abstract and multiple ways for viewing these abstract phenomena are important to lay down the foundational concept of convection. A final learning experience involves the merging of these ideas to demonstrate the process of boundary formation (Snack Tectonics). Landform models will be used to investigate the role of erosion and weathering in changing the Earth's surface.