11C Tectonic Tables

In geography, this morning, we looked at how the tectonic plates interact with each other to effect the surface of the Earth. We worked in pairs and looked at divergent movement (pulling away from each other) to show the mantle …

convergent movement (pushing together) to make mountains and trenches…

    

…and transform movement (sliding pasty each other) to cause earthquakes…

We then looked at how the vibrations, caused by tectonic movements, are measured. We made our own seismograph and competed to see who could make the greatest table shake earthquake.

Keep an eye on our blog to see if we can make earthquake resistant towers. Until next time.

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