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Earth`s Plates

Science, Grade 3

 
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© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4349 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Earth’s Plates Plates The outermost layer of the Earth’s crust is called the lithosphere. This layer is broken down into small and large sections called plates. lithosphere crust oceanic crust magma continental crust upper mantle continental plate oceanic plate mantle one plate is pushed below another continental plate oceanic plate mantle magma volcano Changes to Earth’s Surface As these plates move, they can cause changes to the Earth’s surface. These changes include earthquakes, volcanoes, and the formation of mountains and valleys. These plates move slowly and might run into each other, pull apart, or grind past each other.
© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4349 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Earth’s Plates earthquake volcano mountains valley Pause & Review Movement of Earth’s plates cause changes to the Earth’s surface. Match the name of the change to the image.