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Title Plate Tectonics
Description Part 1 is designed to guide students through a comparison of oceanic and continental crust. Part 2 allows students to explore the different types of plate boundaries and the resulting features created at each type.
Subject Earth Science
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords plate boundaries, types of crust
Simulation(s) Plate Tectonics


Author(s) Karen Mogren
Contact Email stuffforkaren@yahoo.com
School / Organization High School
Date submitted 3/30/13
Date updated 3/30/13