Ch. 1 Sec. 5  Theory of Plate Tectonics
 
Earth’s Lithospheric Plates
separate sections that the lithosphere is broken into plates
 
<ul><li>driven by convection currents in mantle </li></ul><ul><li>states that pieces of Earth’s lithosphere  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>The continents fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. </li></ul>Plates moving animation
3 kinds of plate boundaries 1. Transform boundary 2. Divergent  boundary 3. Convergent Boundary
Types of Plate Boundaries
1. transform boundary <ul><li>2 plates slip past each other </li></ul><ul><li>move in opposite directions </li></ul><ul><l...
transform boundary
2. divergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates move apart </li></ul><ul><li>most occur @ mid-ocean ridge </li></ul><ul><li>when on...
divergent boundary
3. convergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates converge (come together) </li></ul><ul><li>result= collision </li></ul><ul><li>den...
convergent boundary
 
<ul><li>225 million years ago- </li></ul><ul><li>Pangaea began to break apart </li></ul>
Let's review
transform boundary <ul><li>2 plates slip past each other </li></ul><ul><li>move in opposite directions </li></ul><ul><li>e...
convergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates converge (come together) </li></ul><ul><li>result= collision </li></ul><ul><li>densit...
divergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates move apart </li></ul><ul><li>most occur at mid-ocean ridge </li></ul><ul><li>when on l...
separate sections that the lithosphere is broken into plates
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6th Grade Ch. 1 Sec. 5 Theory of Plate Tectonics

  1. 1. Ch. 1 Sec. 5 Theory of Plate Tectonics
  2. 3. Earth’s Lithospheric Plates
  3. 4. separate sections that the lithosphere is broken into plates
  4. 6. <ul><li>driven by convection currents in mantle </li></ul><ul><li>states that pieces of Earth’s lithosphere </li></ul><ul><li>are in slow, constant motion </li></ul><ul><li>geological theory </li></ul>Plate Tectonic Theory
  5. 7. <ul><li>The continents fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. </li></ul>Plates moving animation
  6. 8. 3 kinds of plate boundaries 1. Transform boundary 2. Divergent boundary 3. Convergent Boundary
  7. 9. Types of Plate Boundaries
  8. 10. 1. transform boundary <ul><li>2 plates slip past each other </li></ul><ul><li>move in opposite directions </li></ul><ul><li>earthquakes occur frequently here </li></ul>
  9. 11. transform boundary
  10. 12. 2. divergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates move apart </li></ul><ul><li>most occur @ mid-ocean ridge </li></ul><ul><li>when on land- forms rift valley </li></ul>
  11. 13. divergent boundary
  12. 14. 3. convergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates converge (come together) </li></ul><ul><li>result= collision </li></ul><ul><li>density determines which plate comes out on top </li></ul>
  13. 15. convergent boundary
  14. 17. <ul><li>225 million years ago- </li></ul><ul><li>Pangaea began to break apart </li></ul>
  15. 18. Let's review
  16. 19. transform boundary <ul><li>2 plates slip past each other </li></ul><ul><li>move in opposite directions </li></ul><ul><li>earthquakes occur frequently along these boundaries </li></ul>
  17. 20. convergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates converge (come together) </li></ul><ul><li>result= collision </li></ul><ul><li>density determines which plate comes out on top </li></ul>
  18. 21. divergent boundary <ul><li>2 plates move apart </li></ul><ul><li>most occur at mid-ocean ridge </li></ul><ul><li>when on land- forms rift valley </li></ul>
  19. 22. separate sections that the lithosphere is broken into plates
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