Hi Class! Today you are charged with the challenge to locate videos related to the Earth’s Crust and Plate Techtonics. Your goal is to identify videos that help students your age understand the big ideas and vocabulary. Here are the key terms:

crust, mantle, outer core, inner core, weathering, erosion, deposition, fossil, fossil record, geologic time scale, rock cycle, plate tectonics, continental crust, mid-ocean ridge, delta, mountain, valley, volcano, plain, plateau, ocean crust, convergent, divergent, transform plate boundaries, subduction zone, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, magma, lava, seismic waves

Merely posting the URL (web address) for your video is not enough. Explain to your classmates why the link you provide is helpful to you in relation to this unit of study. In other words, talk about what you have a better understanding of after watching your video.

Your links are due October 9, 2013.

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83 Responses to Videos…

  1. gurisha says: This is a fun video about the earth!It is very informative too! 😀

  2. gurisha says: Here is another, FUNNY video about the earth!

  3. Austin says: i think this video helped me understand how the earth transformed into what it is now

  4. tj says: This video is good because it shows how the plates move

  5. sydney says:

    I admire this video because it shows you how the earth separated further it shows many of the words we are talking about.

  6. Trey says: Go on utube and search plate tectonics and go on the activities.

  7. tj says: This video is good because it shows pangaea’s plates moving over the years

  8. serena says:
    It helps you learn what happened to the plates and how earth is the way it is today. It tells you how it happened and it shows the earth from a really long time ago.

  9. Brendan says:
    This video is great because it shows what’s going on in the earth and how lava is created how volcanoes work are created and erupt. It also shows how earth shakes and tsunamis happen.

  10. Gabrielle says: This video is great because it uses a lot of words Mr.Bell is looking for. It looks like it is for little kids but it’s good for our ages. I didn’t have headphones and I could still understand it a bit.

  11. Austin says:…0.0…
    I think this video helped me understand how the earth moved and how it will move in the future

  12. Alexa says:
    I think is a good one because it shows the continents before they departed and become North America, Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Antarctica and Australia. the web site also shows earth’s inner crust, outer crust, the mantel and core. Furthermore the video shows little pictures of volcanoes and splits in the earth. I think this video on Earth’s crust and Plate Tectonics is very useful because some kids here the words but the idea does not stick in their heads but with videos the see the images and get an idea of what is going on.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for the link Alexa! Great use of the transition ‘furthermore’!

      What new ideas or terms do you understand because of this video?

      Quick Fix:
      – We use our ‘ear’ to ‘hear’. (some kids hear the word…)

  13. tj says: I like this video because it shows how mountains are made


    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks TJ! What key words were mentioned in the video? Can you explain how mountains form? Are all mountains formed the same way?

  14. Sam says: Is my video. This video describes how the earth was formed in Pangaea and in 100 Million years how our earths surface will look.

  15. Gabrielle says: This video is a yummy way to learn about the layers of the earth for our ages.

  16. serena says:
    It shows how the plates are separating and the different scientific names for all the different stages. It als0o tells you how many years ago it was and then it shows you present day.

  17. Asia says:

    So far I’ve only found one good video and it’s about Plate Tectonics, I like the video because it’s short and is the person explained things quickly and easily. Here’s the link:

  18. Alexa says:
    I think that this video is great for learning Earth’s inner core, outer core, mantel and crust. The image lights up which shows each part of the Earth’s inside correctly and the picture also has a diagram that points at each part. The video is made by the same producer that made the first video I posted. Before when I read the article I had a good understanding of what is happening but know that I watched the video I have a great or better understanding.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      You’re right, Alexa, when we acquire information through several means (text, video, audio), our understanding improves. No wonder why we do so many table talks in class!

  19. matthew says:

    This video is a great one for kids around my age because it has a bunch of explaining in it for example it it has big bold print explaining what he is talking about. I understand the term plate tectonics better because it helped by seeing the plates collide and forming mountains and plate boundary.

    This video is really interesting towards tectonic plates. It explains how volcanoes work and what happens when the plates collide.

  20. serena says:
    It shows what volcanoes do and how they are made. It shows the earth with the volcanoes.

  21. Gabrielle says: This video has a little bit of everything at the beginning. If you wanna know about the ring of fire this video is for you. This video is about mainly volcanoes and other natural disasters.

  22. Kiira says:
    This video was useful to me because it’s a very quick simple video thats easy to be understood. It showed me how the earth looked before Pangaea was separated into Asia, Africa ,Europe, Antarctica, Australia, North America, and South America. additionally it showed me simple diagrams that I was able to understand very clearly. After watching this video I have a better understanding of the continental drift, where the plates were separated, how deep the core is in the earth, and how the contents were formed.

  23. Madison says:

    Continental Drift created by Michael Sammartano.

    It explains how the continents drifted apart to form our continents and there is a very serous yet funny presenter.

  24. beau says:
    I liked this video because it was interesting of how the lava
    comes out of the volcano. IT was cool to learn to how the core works
    and the plates and how they collided together. Plate boundries,
    convergent boundary, and subduction.

  25. seth says:

    I found a video that I think would be good for us because it shows where all the layers of
    earth is. I you tubed inside the earth and it was the second video down the column.

  26. Sarah says:
    I think this video is good to learn about inner core, outer core, mantle, pangea and the continents. I like this video because it makes you want to watch more, it is interesting and it is easy to understand. After I watch this video I think I understand more about how the plates moved the continents, the inner core, outer core and pangea.

  27. Sarah says:

    The plates are moving because of the flow of magma beneath the earth’s crust’s surface.

  28. Sam says:

    This video is really interesting, it explains who made up the theory of Pangaea.
    It also shows how all the continents are puzzle pieces. this is the link.

  29. Trey says:

    The first video you showed of mine teaches teachers what activities you can do with your class to help them understand.

  30. Alexa says:

    I understand more about the inside of the earth and how the plats separated and made earth!!!!!! I think the videos are more useful because you can read about it and understand like one third of it or you can watch and understand at lest one half.

  31. Garet says:

    Continents Adrift An Introduction to Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics I do not know if the link will work though I put it up anyway this video is pretty imformative I think that it could be used for classes who need to know stuff like that.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks Garet! What are some of the informative things you took away from the video? Once you find the link or address, could you please add it to your post?

  32. beau says:
    What I learned about this video is the outer core is
    made up of a hot liqiud iron and the inner core made up
    of a solid nickel and iron. The inner core is rotating
    in a easterly direction and the outer is moving in
    westerly direction this creates our magnetic field.

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