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Tectonics Model—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7178 

Price: $104.80

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Tectonics Model Demonstration Kit for Earth science and geology clearly demonstrates the powerful forces of tectonic processes. Easy-to-use, hands-on model is brightly colored.

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Clearly demonstrate the powerful forces of tectonic processes with this easy-to-use, hands-on model. Brightly colored sand is provided to simulate the formation of folds, faults, erosion and rift valleys. Comprehensive student worksheets and teacher’s guide provide detailed discussion and analysis of continental drift, convergence, divergence, the Earth’s changing surface and other related concepts. Model size: 13" L x 7½" W x 4" H.

Concepts: Tectonics, faults, rifts, folds, compression.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Materials Provided: Yellow sand, green sand, plastic plates, push handles (long and short), teaspoon, tectonics container, washers, nuts.
Note: Replacement tectonic sand is available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Sand, emerald green, 2 lb bag, 2
Sand, yellow, 2 lb bag, 2
Black rubber cap, ½" diameter, 3 
Electrophorus handle
Flat washer, ¼" i.d., ⅝" o.d., 6
L-shaped plate with hole, 2
Plate, 3¾" x 3¾"
Teaspoons, plastic
Tectonics container, complete
Tectonics handle, 8", 2
Weld nut, 10-32, ¾", 3

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Stability and change