Plate Tectonics

By: Cole Wineinger

Convergent Boundary

A convergent boundary is where the two plates push against each other. There can be two geological outcomes: A mountain range, where the plates have equal mass and force, forcing the land to go upwards. Or, a trench, where the plates have unequal mass and force, so the lighter one is pushed down, while the heavier one stays up.

Divergent Boundary

A divergent boundary is where two plates move away from each other. This usually happens in the ocean. When a space is open, magma flows up, and is dried by the water. Become sand or rock. The outcome of this can be an underwater mountain, or a new island made over time.

Transform Boundary

A transform boundary is where two plates slide past each other. This can cause earthquakes and tsunamis.
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