Geography Plate Boundaries

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Constructive/ Divergent Plate Boundary
Occurs when two tectonic plates move away from eachother, for example the mid-Atlantic Ridge
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Destructive/Convergent Plate Boundary
When two plates move towards eachother, for example the Nazca plate subducting under the south American plate
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Conservative/ Transform Plate Boundary
When two plate boundaries slide past eachother (either in the same or opposing directions). E.g. San Andreas Fault in California
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Collision Plate Boundary
When plates of the same density move together and form fold mountains, for example the Indo-Australian plate and the Eurasion plate which form the Himalayas
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The major tectonic plates are?
North American, Pacific, Nazca, South American, Caribbean, Afri
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Card 2

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When two plates move towards eachother, for example the Nazca plate subducting under the south American plate

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Destructive/Convergent Plate Boundary

Card 3

Front

When two plate boundaries slide past eachother (either in the same or opposing directions). E.g. San Andreas Fault in California

Back

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Card 4

Front

When plates of the same density move together and form fold mountains, for example the Indo-Australian plate and the Eurasion plate which form the Himalayas

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

North American, Pacific, Nazca, South American, Caribbean, Afri

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Preview of the back of card 5

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