Actvity Summary: Tectonic plates surround the Earth and makes up the lithosphere (crust). Each plate moves in its own direction due to the convection currents that exist inside the mantle. This movement leads to plates either moving away from each other, or moving against each other. We can use Earthquake data to identify the locations of where the plates meet because Earthquakes can be a result of movement at and between plate boundaries.

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  • System and system models
  • Stability and change

  • Analyzing and interpreting data

  • ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions