Plate Tectonics by Shauna

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Plate Tectonics by Shauna

PLATE TECTONICS

Earthquakes do not occur in random areas on the Earth's surface. In fact, they tend to be concentrated in narrow zones,. California happens to be a place with frequent earthquakes. Why is this? Also, why are volcanoes and mountain ranges often found in these same earthquake zones?PLATE TECTONICS can help answet these questions. Plate tectonics is a concept that has revolutionized ideas about the Earth in the last 10 years. Learn more below....

The Earth's crust is broken into many pieces like a Jigsaw puzzle. These puzzle-like pieces are called TECTONIC PLATES.

Try these ideas in the classroom!

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Beneath the land we live on (called the crust), there is hot molten rock called mantle.

Types of Plate Boundries:Divergent-two plates spreading apartConvergent-two plates coming togetherTransverse-two plates slide against each other sideways

You might ask...WHAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE? Click hereWHAT CAUSES AN EARTHQUAKE? Click hereMore questions?!Try clicking here or here!

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