Monday, October 3, 2011

Plate Boundaries: Notes

Plate Boundaries

KEY words: lithosphere,convergent,(destructive)divergent (constructive),conservative

-Boundaries don’t move in the same direction
-Plates are divided into the continents they resides in
-North American plate seems to be the biggest
-Juan De Fuca plate is the smallest
-Some plates are completely oceanic, some are a mix of oceanic and continental plates
-Some plates have trenches
-some plates have ridges

Red: Where plates meet

Found at the edge of lithosphere
where tectonic activity takes places
3 types of plates

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