How do the Earth's plates move?

This lesson will look at how the Earth's plates move by convection currents, slab pull and ridge push.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Earth's crust is..

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Q2.A plate boundary is...

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Q3.Volcanoes and earthquakes are mostly found...

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Q4.As you go from the centre of the Atlantic Ocean towards the edges, the age of the oceanic crust...

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Q5.Pangaea is the...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Earth's crust is..

1/5

Q2.A plate boundary is...

2/5

Q3.Volcanoes and earthquakes are mostly found...

3/5

Q4.As you go from the centre of the Atlantic Ocean towards the edges, the age of the oceanic crust...

4/5

Q5.Pangaea is the...

5/5

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How do the Earth's tectonic plates move?

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Q1.Convection currents are...

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Q2.As the rock in the lower mantle heats up and melts it expands which means that...

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Q3.Convection currents cause the tectonic plates to move because...

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Q4.Ridge push happens...

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Q5.Slab pull happens...

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How do the Earth's tectonic plates move?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Convection currents are...

1/5

Q2.As the rock in the lower mantle heats up and melts it expands which means that...

2/5

Q3.Convection currents cause the tectonic plates to move because...

3/5

Q4.Ridge push happens...

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Q5.Slab pull happens...

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Lesson summary: How do the Earth's plates move?

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