Plate Tectonics Lab




Looking for a hands-on activity in which students identify which tectonic plate types are less dense and explain the impact of this, describe how Earth’s tectonic plates interact with each other and analyze how different types of plate boundaries cause certain landforms and surface features? Look no further!


This “snack” tectonics lab is intended to take between 45 – 60 minutes and requires the following materials:

  • Graham crackers
  • Plastic knife
  • Cup of water
  • Wax paper
  • Frosting
  • Fruit roll up


This resource includes an answer key as well.


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 16
Teaching Duration: 45 Minutes


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