webquest is part of a project that was developed as part of the California
State University, Sacramento Preparing Tomorrows Teachers
to Use Technology (PT3) program. Two teachers (a sixth and a high
school) and a CSUS instructor collaborated in the project's development.
will develop their ability to use technology while learning the earth
science content standards that address plate tectonics.
to make the lessons accessible for all students, while allowing for opportunities
to challenge those with special abilities. We also limited the technology
required to what is typically available to most classrooms.
We've designed two lessons
to introduce plate tectonics before doing the webquests. Both rely on
mapping lattitude and longitude. One maps volcanoes;
the other maps earthquakes.
This page has links for
field trip possibilities, websites on plate tectonics, and PDFs on adapting
science lessons for students with special needs.