Plate Tectonics Web Quest

 

Go to:

 

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

 

Answer the following questions:

 

1.  What is the Earth’s outermost layer? 

 

2.  How many large plates are there and what are there names? 

 

3.  How fast do plates move?

 

Click on Convergent Boundaries

 

4.  Draw a diagram of a convergent boundary:

 

5.  Explain what happens at convergent boundaries.

 

6.  Explain why it might be dangerous to live near a convergent boundary.

 

Click on Next

 

7.  Draw a diagram of a divergent boundary:

 

8.  Explain what happens at divergent boundaries.

 

9.  What are some of the physical features associated with a divergent boundary?

 

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10.  Draw a diagram of a transform boundary:

 

11.  Explain what happens at a transform boundary.

 

12.  What are some of the effects of the action along transform boundaries?