What is the difference between a constructive and conservative plate boundary? I always get mixed up!

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I never know which one is which, mainly due to the words being stuctured as they are.

Posted Thu 7th March, 2013 @ 10:28 by Abbie Attfield

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A constructive plate boundary is two plates moving away from each other and a conservative plate boundary is two plates moving alongside each other.

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Answered Thu 7th March, 2013 @ 16:08 by Georgia
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constructive plates move apart and create or construct new land when magma rises up through the gap, earthquakes and volcanoes happen here and the volcanoes are usually sheild volcanoes. conservative plates slide past each other, volcanoes don't happen here so land is neither created or destroyed earthquakes are common though

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Answered Thu 7th March, 2013 @ 18:23 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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A constructive plate boundary is where land is made- i.e. thge plates move away, and lava fills the gap to form new land.

destructive boundary is where the plates move together- land is DESTROYED or crumpled together if you get what i mean

Answered Wed 20th March, 2013 @ 08:42 by anum