Describe the most likely relationship between these mountains and nearby tectonic plates.
Is there a pattern to the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes around the globe?
Most earthquakes tend to occur at which location?
A map is provided that presents information on a certain region of the Earth. Based on the information on the map, at which location are mountains most likely to form?
A map is provided that shows the location of the Aleutian Islands in comparison to some of Earth’s tectonic plates is provided. Based on the information provided, which of the following is most likely a feature of the Aleutian Islands?
The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. What claim can be made about the Ring of Fire from this information?
Peru and Chile are part of South America, which sits on the South American tectonic plate. The Nazca plate is moving toward the South American plate. It is pushed downward, which causes it to slide under the South American plate. Based on this information, what feature could we expect to see off the coast of Peru and Chile?
A force caused the continents to drift apart over time. Once scientists figured out what that force was, the theory of plate tectonics was born! The image above shows what Geologists think the Earth looked like millions of years ago. What name was given to this land mass.
Tectonic plates float on top of the ________
We live in an area without many earthquakes because _____