Infiniscope’s newest lesson release, “Fate of the Plates,” dives beneath the Earth’s crust to explore the mechanics of plate tectonics. The lesson features a simulation that allows students to model plate boundary interactions and observe the features formed at different plate boundaries. The NGSS-aligned lesson helps learners to answer the central question: How does convection of the mantle explain the wide range of ages and features across Earth’s surface?
This hands-on approach makes learning about plate tectonics more accessible by eliminating the mental model gymnastics and enables direct exploration of the variables involved. You can experience the lesson for yourself at Infiniscope.org