Tectonic Plate Map

Updated: 6/20/2017
Tectonic Plate Map
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Earth Structure Lesson Plans

Structure of the Earth

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

When it comes to Earth, the planet has more than meets the eye. The layers beneath the Earth's surface all vary, each with it's own properties. Additionally, the movement of tectonic plates in the Earth's mantle have shaped and changed the land masses into what we know them to look like today. As students learn about the layers of the Earth, they'll be able to understand how things like volcanoes are formed and have a solid foundation for other Earth sciences!


Structure of the Earth

Storyboard Description

Tectonic Plate Map | Map of the Tectonic Plates

Storyboard Text

  • Pacific Plate
  • Cocos Plate
  • Antarctic Plate
  • Nazca Plate
  • North American Plate
  • Transform
  • Caribbean Plate
  • South American Plate
  • Scotia Plate
  • Divergent
  •  African Plate
  • Arabian Plate
  • Antarctic Plate
  • Eurasian Plate
  • Indian Plate
  • Convergent
  • North American Plate
  • Australian Plate
  • Philippine Sea Plate
  • Pacific Plate