Tectonic Plates Explained

Published on January 24, 2021 by
In this video we will explain plate tectonics for kids! Together we will learn about the two main types of tectonic plates, Oceanic and Continental. We also cover the 3 kinds of boundaries which are: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform. This helps us understand exactly how the plate tectonics move and what happens when they do. We will also learn about Pangaea and how all of the plates were once together and over millions the plate tectonics have cause the continents to separate.

This video satisfies the 2-ESS2 Earth’s Systems requirement for second grade proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
Wind and water can change the shape of the land. (2-ESS2-1)
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area. (2-ESS2-2)
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)

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