Addressing Student Misconceptions When Teaching Plate Tectonics

From the course by American Museum of Natural History
The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators
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American Museum of Natural History
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From the lesson
Plate Tectonics: Mountain Building
You will learn how convection causes solid rock to flow in the Earth’s mantle and how the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates forms mountains. You will also learn how to identify and address common student misconceptions about plate tectonics.

Meet the Instructors

  • Edmond Mathez, Ph.D.
    Edmond Mathez, Ph.D.
    Curator and Professor
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Ro Kinzler, Ph.D.
    Ro Kinzler, Ph.D.
    Senior Director
    Science Education

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