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Plate Tectonics - 4th grade

Plate Tectonics - 4th grade


ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

§ The locations of mountain ranges, deep ocean trenches, ocean floor structures, earthquakes, and volcanoes occur in patterns. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur in bands that are often along the boundaries between continents and oceans. Major mountain chains form inside continents or near their edges. Maps can help locate the different land and water features areas of Earth. (4-ESS2-2)

ESS2.E: Biogeology

Living things affect the physical characteristics of their regions. (4-ESS2-1)

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Big Question:

List and describe the 3 types of plate boundaries.

Directions: On a sheet of paper list the 3 types of plate boundaries and give an example of 2 physical features associated with them.

Concept to Know

Continental Drift

Source: Continental Drift Retrieved on July 25, 2016 from

National Geographic Plate Tectonics