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1 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates?

2 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Plate tectonics The lithosphere (crust) is divided into tectonic plates The movement of these plates is what creates Earth’s crustal features

3 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Types of boundaries A boundary is where 2 tectonic plates meet

4 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Divergent Boundary When tectonic plates move away from each other Crustal features: mid ocean ridges, rifts

5 Great Rift Valley

6 Mid-Ocean Ridge

7 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Convergent Boundary When 2 continental plates collide Crustal features: mountains

8 The Himalayas

9 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Convergent Boundary When an ocean plate collides with a continental plate, the ocean plate sinks under the continental plate (subduction) Crustal features: trenches and volcanic mountains

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11 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Transform Boundary When 2 tectonic plates slide past each other Crustal Features: faults and earthquakes

12 San Andreas Fault

13 What to highlight You should not highlight everything, to start, you will highlight/underline what is in red What we are highlighting will help us answer the essential question: What evidence supports the theory of continental drift?

14 Creating questions Look at what you’ve highlighted What you have highlighted should be the answer to your question We will do this together

15 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Plate tectonics The lithosphere (crust) is divided into tectonic plates The movement of these plates is what creates Earth’s crustal features What creates Earth’s features?

16 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Types of boundaries A boundary is where 2 tectonic plates meet What is a plate boundary?

17 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Divergent Boundary When tectonic plates move away from each other Crustal features: mid ocean ridges, rifts What crustal features are found at a divergent boundary?

18 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Convergent Boundary When 2 continental plates collide Crustal features: mountains What crustal features are found at a convergent boundary?

19 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Convergent Boundary When an ocean plate collides with a continental plate, the ocean plate sinks under the continental plate (subduction) Crustal features: trenches and volcanic mountains What is subduction?

20 Topic: Earth’s Features Essential Question: What crustal features are created by the movement of Earth’s plates? Transform Boundary When 2 tectonic plates slide past each other Crustal Features: faults and earthquakes What crustal features are found at a transform boundary?

21 Now let’s write a summary Look at each question you wrote on your own, and answer each question in a complete sentence. -What creates Earth’s features? -What is a plate boundary? -What crustal features are found at a divergent boundary? -What crustal features are found at a convergent boundary? -What is subduction? -What crustal features are found at a transform boundary?


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