Tectonics

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earths layers-loaded1.2 Tectonic Plates:

The earth is made up of tectonic plates that are constantly moving by convection currents in the earth’s mantle.

The earth has three layers:

  • The crust
  • The mantle
  • The core


Tectonic Plates: are sections of the earth’s crust which are constantly moving due to convection currents set up in the mantle. This process is called continental drift.

Convection Currents: repetitive movements set up in...

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