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What is the difference between Continental and Oceanic crust?
Oceanic crust is denser than Continental crust and can be destroyed, however Continental crust is thicker and it's indestructible
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How are Constructive Plate Boundary's formed?
At a Constructive Plate Boundary, the plates move away from each other allowing magma rise up forming a shield volcano
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How are Conservative Plate Boundary's formed?
At a Conservative Plate Boundary, the plates move past each other . When the plates move past each other they create friction and build it up until they become stuck. After awhile, the friction is released and forms an earthquake
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How are Destructive Plate Boundary's formed?
At a Destructive Plate Boundary, Oceanic and Continental Plates move towards each other and collide. When they collide, the Oceanic Plate goes under the Continental Plate and sinks into the mantle. It melts to forms a magma and a composite volcano
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What is a Subduction Zone?
Because the Oceanic Plate is denser than the Continental Plate, where they both meet, the Oceanic Plate goes under the Continental Plate and partially melts. This is subduction
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How are Constructive Plate Boundary's formed?

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At a Constructive Plate Boundary, the plates move away from each other allowing magma rise up forming a shield volcano

Card 3

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How are Conservative Plate Boundary's formed?

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Card 4

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How are Destructive Plate Boundary's formed?

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Card 5

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What is a Subduction Zone?

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