This is a unit on Earth science. All resources in this unit are aligned with student standards for Grade 8 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Science.

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The students will explore the history of the Earth through the movement of the continents over time.
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This article describes the unifying theories of plate tectonics developed in the 20th century by Alfred Wegener and Arthur Holmes.
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For Students

by Lauren Angelone

This section is to be followed by students as they accumulate background knowledge, gather information and data and synthesize these components into a final product.
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Day 26: Dynamic Earth - Reflection

by Micki Halsey Randall

Student reflection at the end of the unit
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Describes and illustrates various symbols used on USGS topographic maps for elevation, boundaries, land surfaces, water features and roads.
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This tutorial explains what can be seen in a satellite image as well as practice interpreting satellite imagery.
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Introduces remote sensing by showing examples of how environmental changes look from space.
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After running simulations of the rock cycle, students apply the knowledge of that geological process to weathering, erosion and deposition with a printable quiz. Online simulation tool used to answer these questions can be found at http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=436
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