In this activity, students turn a map of the Earth into puzzle pieces to investigate tectonic plates.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- demonstrate how the tectonic plates covering the Earth fit together like puzzle pieces
- locate New Zealand on their puzzle
- offer a simple explanation about the relationship between tectonic plates and why New Zealand has so many earthquakes and volcanoes.
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- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- extension idea
- student handout.