Plates & Tectonics

The surface of the Earth is broken up intocvery large plates. The plates are above the very hot mantle and are actually moving all the time. They only move acfew centimtres a year but over millions ofyears this adds up to thousands of miles. This process is called Continental Drift.

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Plate Boundaries

Start your Geography ActiveLens app and point it at the picture below to see the differences beween the plate boundaries and what effect they have on the continental plates.