What Do You Know about Plate Tectonics?

What Do You Know about Plate Tectonics?

by Jillian Gosman

Hardcover

$22.60

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448896981
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: 20 Questions: Earth Science Series
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

What Do You Know About Plate Tectonics? 4

1 What are Earth's layers? 6

2 What is magma? 7

3 How thick are Earth's layers? 8

4 What are the plates that make up Earth's crust? 9

5 What is continental drift? 10

6 How do the plates move? 10

7 How quickly do the plates move? 11

8 What is divergence? 12

9 What is a rift? 13

10 What is convergence? 14

11 How do plates form mountains? 15

12 What is subduction? 16

13 How do plates form ocean trenches? 16

14 How do plates form volcanoes? 17

15 What are transform boundaries? 18

16 What are faults? 19

17 What are slips? 19

18 How do plates cause earthquakes? 20

19 How did scientists come up with the idea of plate tectonics? 21

20 What do rocks and fossils tell us about plate tectonics? 22

Glossary 23

Index 24

Websites 24

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