Unit 4

Unit Title: Plate Tectonics and Geological Time
Unit Time Frame: 3-4 weeks

Unit Overview
Students learn and understand the basic
components for Plate Tectonics and Geological Time.

Essential Learning
What processes change the Earth’s surface and
how are they related?

What evidence is there that shows or proves
plate tectonics exist?

Key Concepts
Identify and diagram the layers of the Earth.

Model the layers of the Earth.

How has the Earth’s surface changed over time?

Model the effect of major geological events on land
and ocean features.

Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards Scoring Matrix
Science/Engineering Practices
Cross-Cutting Concepts

Nature of Science