Essay on Balls: Plate Tectonics

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Plate Tectonics Midterm Project

Purpose: Students will research types and locations of different plate boundaries found on planet Earth and discover how these boundaries have influenced the culture in a particular location.
***Do not plagiarize, all work must original***
***All work must be typed***
Part I (100 pts)
Choose a Plate Boundary from one of the following boundaries
Convergent Boundary
India (Himalayas Mountains)
Japan
Andres Mountains (South America) Divergent Boundary
Iceland
Transform Boundary
Haiti
Indian Ocean
Guetamala
San Andreas Fault Line
Lake Baikal (Siberia)
Eastern African Rift Achievement Level
Level Descriptor
0
The student did not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2
The student misused much of the scientific language.

The student did not have very clear meaning when using scientific language in their paper.

The student did not use scientific vocabulary frequently throughout the paper.
3-4
The student misused some of the scientific language.

The student had somewhat clear meaning when using scientific language in their paper.

The student did used scientific vocabulary somewhat frequently throughout the paper.
5-6
The student used all of the scientific language correctly.

The student had very clear meaning when using scientific language in their paper.

The student did used scientific vocabulary frequently throughout the paper.

Examples of Vocabulary
Continental Drift, Tectonic plates, lithosphere, mantle, crust (continental and oceanic), outer core, inner core, fossils, asthenosphere, crustal features, subduction, convergent, divergent, transform, fault, hotspot, seismic waves, earthquakes, mid ocean ridge, volcano, magnetic reversal, sea floor spreading, trench, density, convection, fault block mountains, folded mountains, uplift, island, Ring of Fire, Pangaea, lava, magma, molten, satellite evidence, geology,

Achievement Level
Level Descriptor
0
The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.
1-2
The student states how plates move and the consequences (earthquakes, volcanoes, rifts) of the movement.

The student states how the region of the world is impacted by the fault line.
3-4
The student describes how plates move and the consequences (earthquakes, volcanoes, rifts) of the movement.

The student describes how the region of the world is impacted by the fault line.

The student describes the implication of science interacting with at least one of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, political and environmental.
5-6
The student explains how plates move and the consequences (earthquakes, volcanoes, rifts) of the movement.

The student discusses how the region of the world is impacted by the fault line.

The student discusses and evaluates the implication of science interacting with at least two of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, political and environmental.
Essay Guidelines:
1st Paragraph Introduction Introduce the type of plate boundary you researched and where it is located. Make the reader intrigued or interested in your paper.
2nd Paragraph Science Information Explain how the plate boundary you researched works. Use the science vocabulary found on your rubric. Paint a picture of what this boundary looks like in your reader’s head.
3rd Paragraph Effects of the Boundary What are the effects of this boundary? Give a detailed explanation. 4th Paragraph- Culture of the Area What is the culture of the area of the plate boundary? Explain their daily lives.
5th Paragraph- Culture and Plate Boundary How is the culture affected by this plate boundary?
6th Paragraph- History of Plate Boundary What major events have been caused by this plate boundary? Explain to the reader the effects it has had on the people who live in that area.
7th Paragraph- Conclusion: Summarize the paper.

Part II (100…