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Lithospheric plates HTML5


Different types of observations related to lithospheric plates:

  • locations of plates.
  • topography.
  • age of the ocean floor.
  • locations of recent seismic activity and active volcanism.
  • geothermic waves emerging from the Earth.

Rollover the map to see the borders of the lithospheric plates.

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Learning goals

  • To observe the arrangement of the lithospheric plates and their respective movements.
  • To make the connection between the ocean floor’s topography, seismic and volcanic activity, the age of ocean floors and geothermic waves.

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On the surface of the Earth, a rigid layer called the lithosphere is composed of 11 mobile plates, on which continents rest. These plates renew themselves and grow at the level of the ocean…

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