Earth & Space Science
You get to learn all about the inner dynamics of the Earth and the theory of plate tectonics. Also find out how to measure and predict the location of earthquakes.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What are tectonic plates? Which one is the largest?
~ Tectonic plates are giant pieces of the Earth's crust that move at different velocities and in different directions. The Pacific Plate measures 103 million square kilometers and is the Earth's largest tectonic plate. It is composed of only oceanic crust.
Describe the composition of tectonic plates.
~ Tectonic plates can be made up of continental crust, oceanic crust, or both.
Label the seven major tectonic plates in the map below.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define plates, plate tectonics, and earth quake.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||plates, plate tectonics, earth quake|