Movements of Tectonic Plates

First Quarter Exam 2015 - Science Grade 10 / First Quarter Exam 2015 - Science Grade 10

Sample Question

How do tectonic plates move?

  • The continental plates float around the oceanic plates, and this allows the tectonic plates to move around.
  • Volcanic eruptions force the tectonic plates to move from their respective position due to their explosive force.
  • Falling meteors shatter the earth’s crust, forcing the tectonic plates to move.
  • The plates are floating on the liquid part of the mantle, and this allows them to move.

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