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Tectonic Plates

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Tomas Ortola

on 11 March 2014

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Volcanoes have different types: cinder cone, composite, and shield. Kilimanjaro is a shield volcano because it has a sloped shape like a warrior's shield.
Tectonic Plates
Prezi By: Tomas Ortola 7C
What Are They?
Plate boundaries
The plates are floating on the magma of the mantle and are what creates most of the world's natural disasters.
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Tectonic Plates: The crust of the Earth is actually broken up into parts, not one whole piece.
Plate boundaries
can be convergent (come together), divergent (come apart), and transform (rub together) boundaries.
The Theory
The theory of tectonic plates, later leading to continental drift, was invented by Alfred Wegener and was not very supported at the time.
Continental drift
The theory of continental drift is the theory that continents drifted apart because of tectonic plates. This theory implies that there was once only one continent.
Where are they?
Tectonic plates are separated as shown on this map:
Earthquakes are formed by the rubbing of the plates
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Article Title: Plate Tectonics
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Holt Science & Technology: Inside the Restless Earth. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2005. Print
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