Tectonic plates are pieces of the rocky outer layer of the Earth known as the crust. These plates are constantly moving, and volcanoes and earthquakes are found at plate boundaries.
Which is the correct order for the layers of the Earth?
Inner mantle, outer mantle, core, outer core
Crust, core, mantle, outer core
Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
Which is the thinnest layer of the Earth?
How are convection currents created?
Through the energy of the Sun
Through the heat from the Earth's core
From global warming
Where are earthquakes created?
At destructive plate boundaries
At conservative plate boundaries
At all plate boundaries
Which is lighter: oceanic or continental crust?
Neither. They are both the same
How does a collision zone differ from a destructive plate boundary?
A collision zone forms through two continental plates, whereas destructive boundaries form from one continental and one oceanic
A collision zone has plates moving towards one another, whereas destructive boundaries have plates moving away from one another
Collision zones are only found in less developed countries
What happens at a constructive plate boundary?
Two plates move apart and new land is created
One plate is forced beneath another
Plates slide side by side
Where could we see an example of a constructive plate boundary?
The San-Andreas fault in California
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge
What is another name for a conservative plate boundary?
Transform plate margin
Divergent plate margin
What happens at a conservative plate boundary?
Plates move in opposite directions
Plates move in the same direction, but at different speeds
Plates move either in opposite directions or in the same direction, but at different speeds