Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Middle and High School Geology

Teaching Resources for Middle and High School – Geology



Plate Tectonics Globe Activity

About: This activity creates a mini globe that shows the major plate boundaries of the world. It provides each student with his or her own physical model of the Earth’s plates and helps teach how hard it is to accurately portray a sphere (three-dimensional) on a flat map (two-dimensional).

Grades: 6-12

Topics: Plate tectonics

Length: 2 class periods


Instructions and Activity Questions

Instructions and Activity Questions

Maps and Globe Cut-Out

Maps and Globe Cut-Out