Physical Geography

Earth Science

Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift


Parent / Teacher Guide


To introduce the concepts of Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
To show that the Earth's crust is in a state of constant movement, renewal and destruction.



The student should learn about:

(a) The key scientists behind plate tectonics and continental drift;

(b) The evidence supporting the theories;

(c) The consequences of plate tectonics / continental drift;



The student should have knowledge and understanding of:

(a) How the theory of plate tectonics was developed;

(b) The evidence supporting tectonics and continental drift;

(c) How plates move;

(d) The rules of plate tectonics.

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