Plate Tectonics Cooperative Learning Project
Atlases, encyclopedias, Earth Science books,
computers, drawing paper, markers, scissors, Earth Science
Each group that came into the library was assigned a different
plate to study (e.g.: Juan de Fuca, Nazca, Pacific, Philippine,
Caribbean, South American, Eurasian, African...) When they came
into the library each table had a sign with the name of the
plate and the materials gathered by students on that particular
The students had to become experts on the plate that they were
studying. They had to produce a report, a map of the
boundaries it covered and a drawing or model of the plate.
These student produced materials made excellent bulletin boards.
This page, Earth Science, was the first subject area site on my
original school library website that I created in 1999.