Tectonic Plates – The Skin of Our Planet

Published on January 24, 2021 by

The ground beneath our feet is not as immobile as it seems. Earth’s crust is like a puzzle of gigantic rocky floats that collide and sheer off constantly, forming mountains and causing earthquakes. Learn more about planet earth’s outer shell!

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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