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Describe the location of tectonic plates (including sphere) and what rests on top of these plates
The plates are embedded in the lithosphere, when the plates move it carries the Earth's landmass with it, which is the reason why Earth's landmasses changes its position and shape overtime.
Define plate boundary and explain the three types of plate boundaries
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
The boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally.
How have plate movements caused changes in the positions and shapes of Earth's landmasses? Be sure to include how continents have changed over time
According to the theory, the continents are embedded in lithospheric plates, as the plates move it caries Earth's landmasses with them. The continents have moved, or drifted from one location to another overtime.
Explain x-axis and y-axis.
the horizontal line on a graph is X and Y is verticle
What is a mid-ocean ridge?
Is a chain of volcanic mountains on the ocean floor with a deep central valley
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