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        Making Predictions about Moving Plates

        In this video segment from Teaching Earth and Space Science, explore how middle school students can use data to draw conclusions and make predictions. Teacher Karen Spaulding provides data to her students about the velocity of tectonic plates—such as relative speed and direction of movement. Using a map of Earth and a velocity vector map, the students then make predictions about the future positions of the continents. This helps them think about the planet’s systems on a global scale and understand that the Earth is dynamic.

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