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Plate Boundaries

Geography Starter


Can you label the following diagrams with what you think is going on?
Geography Activities


Plate Margins
Constructive Plate Margin
Destructive Plate Margin
Conservative Plate Margin


Download a copy of each of the diagrams above, by clicking on them and then right-clicking > Save Picture/Image as.

Paste the images into an application such as PowerPoint which allows you to easily label a diagram.

  1. Label 'plate' and 'mantle' onto each of the diagrams.
  2. Label the following onto the correct diagrams:
  • Plates get locked together and pressure builds up.
  • Example: Mid Atlantic Ridge.
  • Example: When the Indian plate hit the Eurasian plate and formed the Himalayan mountains.
  • New plate being made.
  • No volcanoes.
  • Generally explosive volcanic eruptions.
  • Plate being forced into the mantle.
  • Magma rising to form volcanoes.
  • Deep earthquakes.
  • Example: When the Nazca plate meets the South American plate to form the Andes Mountains.
  • No volcanoes.
  • Generally gentle volcanic eruptions.
  • Lots of earthquakes.
  • Example: The San Andreas Fault, near San Francisco, USA.
  • One plate is denser than the other so sinks.
  • Shallow earthquakes.
  • Plates moving past each other.
  • Two plates collide with each other.
  • Mountains are formed.
  • Some earthquakes.
  • Plate melting.
  • Plate being pulled apart.
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Review and Homework Task

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