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Teaching Earth's tectonic plates

Earth's tectonic plates

The lithosphere is divided into plates. There are a dozen major and several minor plates. Each plate is named for the continent or ocean basin it contains.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does mantle convection explain the mechanism behind seafloor spreading and as a result, continental drift?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2
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