Plate Margins Flashcards

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Give 2 characteristics of oceanic crust.
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  • More dense than continental crust
  • Heavier than continental crust
  • Younger than continental crust
  • Thinner than continental crust.
Give 2 characteristics of oceanic crust.
Identify the three types of plate margin.
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Constructive, conservative and destructive.
Identify the three types of plate margin.
What is the lithosphere?
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The rigid layer formed by the crust and upper mantle.

What is the lithosphere?
Draw a diagram to show the main features of a destructive plate margin
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A cross section of a destructive plate margin

A cross section of a destructive plate margin

Draw a diagram to show the main features of a destructive plate margin
Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a destructive plate margin
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Pacific and the Eurasian plate, Nazca and South American plate, Philippines and Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian and Pacific plate.
Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a destructive plate margin




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