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Continental-Continental Convergent Plate Boundary

6th Grade Science Project
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Danielle J.

on 9 December 2014

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Continental-Continental Convergent Plate Boundary
By, Danielle Jack, Madeline Robles, and Victoria Afe
The continental crust is the layer of solid rock which forms the continents. It is thicker than oceanic crust, but less dense. It is part of the lithosphere, and it floats on top of the soft asthenosphere.
What is it ?
Convergent boundaries
Divergent boundaries
Transform boundaries
Asthenosphere-the upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance
Lithosphere-the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
Key vocabulary
Divergent boundaries:
When two plates move away from each other.
Convergent boundaries:
When two plates move toward each other.
Transform boundaries:
When plates move past each other.
Types of boundaries
Video
A type of a collision
The Himalayan Mountain Range is an example of a continental-continental plate collision. It stretches east to west from Afghanistan through Pakistan to India into Nepal, Tibet through Bhutan and ending in Burma, Asia. It occurred when two plates moved toward each other and pushed each other upward.
Fun Facts
There are 7 primary tectonic plates.
There are 8 secondary plates.
There are at least 80 plates on earth in all.
Plates are named after the landmass they hold.
Continental plate collisions can create mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes. But, earthquakes only occur if the plates are moving past each other in different directions (on a transform boundary.)
The Himalayan mountain range formed as a result of the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate.
Assessment
1. How are tectonic plates able to move?
2. Which is thicker: Oceanic crust or Continental Crust?
3. True or False: Transform boundaries move away from each other.
4. What can be created by boundary collisions?
a) Cupcakes b) Magma
c) Mountains d) all of the above
5. What is continental crust composed of?
6. What plates created the Himalayas?
Answers
1. They float around on the lithosphere
2. Continental crust
3. False
4. C) Mountains
5. Solid Rock
6.The Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate
Bibliography
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/plate-boundaries.html
http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/programs/education
http://www.himalayanfootsteps.com/destinations/where-are-the-himalayas/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/the-himalayas-tectonic-motion-making-the-himalayas/6342/
https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=dXDYoCqwSbM
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