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    • Kenneth Carrillo & Vannessa Gonzales
    •  Plates of the Earth make up the lithosphere.  A theory that explains the shift in plates and the direction in which they move.  Shift between 2cm to 10 cm a year
    •  Help us understand the movement the Earth’s crust has made over many years.  The plates of the Earth include seven large pieces.  The African, South American, North American, Eurasian, Australian, Antarctic, and Pacific plates  There are also smaller plates that exist.
    •  The point at which two plates meet is called a plate boundary.  There are three different types of boundaries:  Convergent Plate Boundary  Divergent Plate Boundary  Transform Plate Boundary
    •  Divergent boundaries: plates move apart from each other.  Convergent boundaries: plates shift into each other.  Transform boundaries: plates move past each other laterally.
    •  Plate tectonics shift the lithosphere in different directions.  Also earthquakes, eruptions of volcanoes, and tsunamis have taken place.  These dangerous disasters have killed thousands of people and animals.  Homes and belongings are also destroyed.
    •  Knowledge scientists have of plate tectonics:  Size  Shape  Distribution of continents, mountain ranges, and ocean basins  Moving Earth plates create volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
    •  Plate tectonics are a natural process that cannot be prevented or stopped.  We can only try to be prepared for the disasters that may come along with moving plates.  GPS (Global Positioning System) can track the movement of Earth plates.  Continue scientific study and monitoring
    • San Andreas Fault 1906 Earthquake 1883 Krakatau Volcanic Eruption San Andreas Fault 1906 Earthquake 1976 Tangshan, China Earthquake
    • Mountain Ranges built by plate collisions Rockies in North America Alps in Europe