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Plate Tectonics Map Project. Create a fictional world complete with continents, oceans, tectonic plates, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other evidence of a dynamic earth.

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Plate Tectonics Map Project

Create a fictional world complete with continents, oceans, tectonic plates, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other evidence of a dynamic earth.

Your world will have its own fictional history that explains the locations of these detailed features.  You will create a Map that illustrates all of the features of your world.  You will be graded highly on creativity and effort. 


Day One – 2 Checkpoints

Checkpoint:

_____ 10 tectonic plates

_____ Convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries are present

_____ Arrows to show movement

_____ Movement is logical

_________________________Teacher Signature

Checkpoint:

_____ Pangaea has been created and cut into 7 continents

_____ Continents named

_____ Oceans named

_____ Plates named

_________________________Teacher Signature

So how to start??


Start with a piece of copy paper and pencil (MUST BE A PENCIL!!)


Draw the shape of your supercontinent


Begin adding shapes of continents


Must have at least 7 continents


Begin adding arrows showing the motion of each continent

Remember you must create all three types of boundaries and the crustal features they create.


Finish showing the motion of each continent with arrows on each

Movement must make sense. Must create; faults, rift valleys, volcanic mountains, island arcs, mid-ocean ridges, trenches, & folded mountains.


Take a moment to make a quick copy of your supercontinent as you will need to turn in a sketch of it.


Now you are ready to cut out your continents(keep track of them!)


Re-assemble your continents – then begin to push your continents in the direction of your arrows.


As you move your continents, make sure you are creating all three plate boundaries.


Glue continents down, make sure you will have at least four oceans.


Adding names of continents and oceans of my world – PIXAR.


Now add plate boundaries (some should be on land and others under the ocean(must have 10 plate boundaries)


Don’t forget to fill our your worksheets as you are creating your world.


By end of Day 2 you should have your rough draft map and worksheets completed.

Remember: you will turn in your rough draft map, worksheeets, and project packet along with you final map.


Due on Friday (2/21)

Rough draft map

Sketch of your supercontinent

2 project worksheets

Project packet

Final map of your world (poster size)


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