Plate Tectonics in Action

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Plate Tectonics in Action

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Introduces the theory of plate tectonics, which states that the lithosphere is broken up into tectonic plates that move gradually, causing Earth's features to shift. Plate boundaries are often observable in the forms of mountains, earthquakes, and volcanoes. There are three types of plate boundaries, convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries, classified by the direction of the plates' movements.

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Related Topics

  • asthenosphere
  • continental crust
  • convergent boundary
  • divergent boundary
  • earthquake
  • lithosphere
  • mountain
  • oceanic crust
  • plate boundary
  • Plate tectonics
  • subduction zone

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