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Plate tectonics & landforms 1 1 Getting to know the Earth’s surface 2 Learning objectives 1) Describe the key tenets of the plate tectonic theory 2) Use plate tectonic theory to explain earth’s surface features (continents, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.) 3) Rank the 7 continents by physical size 4) List the 10 largest countries by physical size 5) Know the basic facts about the distribution of landmasses 3 The earth’s surface is shaped into an almost infinite variety of ________. 4 How many continents? Does the shape of the continents tell you anything? 5 Plate tectonic theory (proposed by Alfred Wegner 1912) • Crust is earth’s uppermost layer of rock The movement of plates results in ______________. …says that earth's crust is broken into a mosaic of ______ that _____ relative to each other. 6 1) Pangaea 2) Laurasia 3) Gondwanaland Put the following on the map provided See atlas pp.8-9
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Plate tectonics & landforms 2 7 Pangaea = the ___________ existed 225 million years ago.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course GPY 235 taught by Professor Xu during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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