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science capture 3 section 3
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What is the area called where plates meet?
What is a fault and where does it occur?
Faults are breaks in the Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other.
Occurs in fractures of the earth's crust.
What are the three types of plate boundaries.
divergent, convergent, transform
What does the divergent boundary do?
Plates move apart or diverge from each other at divergent boundaries
What does the convergent boundary do?
Plates move together or converge at a convergent boundary.
What does the transform boundary do?
Plates slip past each other along a transform boundary.
What is a rift valley and where does it occur?
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
Rift valleys are found both on land and at the bottom of the ocean, where they are created by the process of seafloor spreading
What force drives plate tectonics?
What is the plate tectonics theory?
The theory of plate tectonics states that Earth's plates are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
How do the plates move?
Slowly and constantly
The San Andreas fault is what type of plate boundary?
What type of plate boundary creates mountain ranges?
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