Posted by: tpsciencefun | October 13, 2011

What Are Earth’s Plates Serving Up Today?

 Plate Tectonics

What are Plate Tectonics??

Most people know that Earth is moving around the Sun and that it is constantly spinning. But did you know that the continents and oceans are moving across the surface of the planet? Volcanoes and earthquakes as well as mountain ranges and islands all are results of this movement.

Less than 100 years ago, many scientists thought the continents always had been the same shape and in the same place. A few scientists noted that the eastern coastline of South America and the western coastline of Africa looked as if they could fit together. Some also noted that, with a little imagination, all the continents could be joined together like giant puzzle pieces to create one large continent surrounded by one huge ocean.

To learn more about the Earth’s crust, how it moves and plate tectonics click to learn more. Make the puzzle, move the puzzle. Get to know the Earth’s crust and it’s inner/outer workings.



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