Plate Tectonics

By: The One, The Only, COURTNEY PARKS!!!

Their are three types of plate boundaries divergent, convergent, and transform.

This website will explain a little bit about each plate boundary!



Divergent is where 2 or more plates are moving away from each other. The Mid-Atlantic ridge is a good example of divergent boundaries. Typically, divergent boundaries are capable of crossing both land and water. Usually, they are somewhere between 30 and 50 kilometers across. Divergent has been known to create islands. Picture below!!!                                         


The Convergent boundary can be known as the destructive plate boundary. Convergent is where two or more plates collide which can do some awful damage. Examples of Convergent boundaries are the Himalayas, Andes, Southern Alps, Aleutian Islands, and the Pontic Mountians. Picture below!!!


A transform boundary is a place where the plates side sideways. It is also known as conservative plate boundary. California's San Andrea's fault is a transform boundary. Picture below!!!


Plate Tectonics Map-

Divergent Plate Boundary

Convergent Plate Boundary

Transform Boundary

Info on Divergent Boundary- Divergent boundary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Info on Convergent Boundary-    

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Info on Transform Boundary- Transform fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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