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Zoom Astronomy Activities:
Plate Tectonics Puzzle

Answer each of the questions below. When the answers are right, an astronomy picture will appear.

To learn about plate tectonics and continental drift, click here.

1. Which type of plate is older?
Continental Oceanic


2. Which type of plate is thicker?
Continental Oceanic
3. What is it called when two oceanic plates move apart and new crust is formed?
Crustal integrating Seafloor spreading
4. What is it called when one plate is pushed under another plate as they collide?
Subduction Mantle induction
5. What is one phenomenon that can happen when two plates slip past one another?
Earthquakes Subduction
6. What can form when two continental plates collide?
Fold mountains Volcanoes
7. What do plates float on?
Corona Upper mantle
8. New crust is created by _____?
Magma from the mantle Corma from the core
9. What is the name of the supercontinent that formed from about 200 to 100 million years ago?
Pangaea Laurasia
10. Who first proposed the theory of continental drift?
Galileo Wegener
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