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Plate Tectonics

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Ryan Bashford

on 3 February 2014

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Transcript of Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics
How Continental Plate Shift
Plates
Continents are not stationary...?!
Types of Boundaries
Boundaries are the lines where two continental plates meet.
Divergent
Plates moving
apart
from one another.
Convergent
Where plates move
toward
one another
Divergent, Convergent, or Transform
This is the San Andreas Fault in Cailfornia....
Transform Boundary
Where two plates slide against one another
Divergent, Convergent, or Transform?
This is called collision. It forms large mountain ranges....
Divergent, Convergent, or Transform?
This is Mid-Ocean Ridge. The Atlantic Ocean has a giant ridge with areas as large as the Himalayas.
Plate Movement

Convergent

Where heated rock rises and volcanoes appear.
Can show plate movement.
Hot spot stays while plate moves over it

San Andreas Fault
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