Education Technology

Plate Tectonics – Bell Ringer

Published on 01/15/2014

Activity Overview

This Science Nspired Bell Ringer introduces the topic of Plate Tectonics and provides students with an example of how scientists study how the ocean’s crust forms and evolves. The Bell Ringer is a TI-Nspire PublishView™ document.

About the Lesson

This Science Nspired Bell Ringer introduces the topic of Plate Tectonics to students. The Bell Ringer shows scientists who are preparing to take a research trip off the coast of Costa Rica to drill and collect samples from the ocean floor. These samples will allow them to study how the floor of the ocean is built over time. Students are then asked to answer questions based on the short video segment shown.

The Bell Ringer is PublishView™ document (.tnsp), ideal for large group instruction using TI-Nspire software and a projection device. This Bell Ringer contains a video which may increase the time to download.