Plate Boundaries

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Describe a constructive plate margin
2 plates that move away from each other and new oceanic crust appears
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Describe a destructive plate margin
Oceanic crust moves towards continental crust but sinks and is destroyed, this forms deep ocean trenches.
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Describe a collision plate margin
Two continental crusts collide and as neither can sink, they are forced up into fold mountains
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Describe a conservative plate margin
Two plates move sideways past each other, land is not formed or destroyed
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Give an example of a constructive plate margin
Mid Atlantic Ridge (Americas moving away from Eurasian)
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Give an example of a destructive plate margin
Nazca sinks under South America to form the Andes
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Give an example of a collision plate margin
Indian plate collided with the Eurasian plate to form the Himalayas
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Give an example of a conservative plate margin
San Andreas Fault
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Describe a destructive plate margin

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Oceanic crust moves towards continental crust but sinks and is destroyed, this forms deep ocean trenches.

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Describe a collision plate margin

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Describe a conservative plate margin

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Give an example of a constructive plate margin

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