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1

what is plate tectonics

A theory explain the structure of earths crust.

2

why do they move?

Plates surface move because of the intense heat in the earths core

3

what happens when they meet?

when the plates meet four things can happen they confirm oceans and continents the mountains and lava/volcanoes

4

how do they move?

the main driving force of plate tectonics is gravity.

5

what is a transforming plate?

this happens when two plates slide past each other

6

name 3 ways a plate can work

Divergent
convergent
plate boundaries

7

what is divergent

where new generated the plates pull away from each other

8

what is convergent

Where crust is destroyed because 1 plate dives under another

9

transform boundaries

where crust neither produces or breaks because the plates slide horizontally past each other

10

plate boundary zone

when the boundaries are not well defined in the effects of play interaction unclear