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Zoom Astronomy
Plate Tectonics Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5

Use the section on the Continental drift to answer the following questions.

1. Do plates move horizontally, vertically, or both?_________________

2. What do plates float on?_______________________

3. What type of rock are oceanic plates made of?_______________________

4. What type of rock are continental plates made of?_______________________

5. What is the name of the are where the crust goes back down into the Earth? _____________________

6. What is the process of new crust formation called? _______________________

7. When two continental plates collide, what types of mountains are formed?_______________________

8. What is the name of the supercontinent that existed about 200 million through 100 million years ago? _______________________

9. Who first stated the theory of continental drift? ______________________

10. Name a fossil that was found on different continents and was used to support the theory of continental drift. ______________________

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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: earth, plate tectonics, continental drift, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet

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