Flashcards in Plate tectonics 🤠🤠 Deck (10)
what is plate tectonics
A theory explain the structure of earths crust.
why do they move?
Plates surface move because of the intense heat in the earths core
what happens when they meet?
when the plates meet four things can happen they confirm oceans and continents the mountains and lava/volcanoes
how do they move?
the main driving force of plate tectonics is gravity.
what is a transforming plate?
this happens when two plates slide past each other
name 3 ways a plate can work
what is divergent
where new generated the plates pull away from each other
what is convergent
Where crust is destroyed because 1 plate dives under another
where crust neither produces or breaks because the plates slide horizontally past each other