of Earth Science |Northeastern
TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of
today’s class, you should be able to do the
* Describe the direction of movement at each of the three types
of plate boundaries.
List and describe the geologic features you would find at each of the
following types of plate boundaries. Use sketches to illustrate
each type, and give real-world examples of each.
1) Divergent (also tell what type of plates are
typically found at these boundaries--continental, or oceanic?)
and contintental plates converging
and oceanic plates converging
continental plates converging
* Make your own map of the world illustrating plate boundaries, to be
used in a homework assignment later this semester. The base
map we used in class appears as a .pdf at this link.
On your map, in addition to drawing the boundaries, write notes for
yourself to remind yourself of what geologic features you would expect
to find at each type of boundary.
© 2007 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
January 17, 2007.