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Plate Tectonics - Part 2; Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics - Part 2; Plate Tectonics

Author: Nate Holz

Understand the theory of plate tectonics. Learn about lithospheric plates, and understand the three kinds of plate boundaries.

This lesson is a web cast on plate tectonics.

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Part 2 - Plate Tectonics

A look at the theory of plate tectonics with emphasis on the 3 types of plate boundaries.

What you Need to Know...

  • The theory of plate tectonics
  • Plate Boundaries
  • Differences between divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries
  • The different types of convergent boundaries, like ocean to ocean, ocean to continental, continental to continental
  • The different types of divergent boundaries; oceanic ridges to continental rifts
  • The location of the San Andreas Fault along a transform boundary