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Plate Tectonics - some assembly required

Plates 1 and 2

  1. Obtain the plates 1 and 2
  2. Write divergent boundary along the plate 1 and 2 boundary.
  3. Make a cylinder of your paper so the two opposite edges touch.
  4. Plate 2 is being subducted under plate 1. Draw the appropriate convergent boundary symbols on the boundary.
  5. Draw an island arc on plate 1.

Plates 3 and 4

  1. Obtain the plates 3 and 4.
  2. Place plates 3 and 4 underneath plate 1.
  3. Plate 4 is being subducted under plate 1. Draw the appropriate convergent boundary symbols on the boundary.
  4. Draw and label an island arc on plate 1

Plates 5 and 6

  1. Obtain the plates 5 and 6
  2. Place plates 5 and 6 underneath plate 2.
 

Place the Continents

  1. Draw a continent on the rightmost margin of plate 5.
  2. Draw a continent on the upper half of the leftmost margin of plate 6.

Final Boundary Identification

  1. Draw and label continental volcanic arcs or island arcs as appropriate.

Drawing Boundary Cross-sections

On a separate sheet of paper, draw and label the boundary cross-sections between:

  1. Divergent plate 1 and plate 2.
  2. Convergent plate 1 and plate 2.
  3. Convergent oceanic-oceanic plate 4 and plate 6.
  4. Convergent oceanic-continental plate 4 and plate 6.