Igneous Rock and Earth Movement

Igneous Rock and Earth Movement

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  • A tectonic plate is a slab of solid rock that is floating on top of magma. They are contained in the lithosphere of the Earth.
  • The reason why I brought you to the beach is because there are 2 types of tectonic plates. One is the continental plate and the other is the oceanic plate.
  • Plate tectonics are actually flexible even though they are solid rock. In fact they actually move around the Earth.
  • Tectonic plates move when magma reaches a point where it has to follow the rule of convection. Convection is when hot air, liquid or gas rises and the cold substances drop.
  • As magma rises from heat it also cools when it reaches towards the surface which results in it dropping again. So basically magma goes in a circular cycle.
  • In this circular process the magma moves the plates that are on top of it.
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