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Lesson 2
Landforms at Plate Boundaries
Scan Lesson 2. Read the lesson titles and bold words. Look at the pictures. Identify three facts
you discovered about landforms that occur at plate boundaries. Record your facts in your
Science Journal.
Relate stress from plate tectonics to landforms.
Landforms Created
by Plate Motion
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Students might also cite
mountains generally.
Landforms Created
by Compression
Type of Stress
Landform Example
compression
Ural mountains
shear
San Andreas Fault
Categorize types of landforms created by compression.
Types of Compression
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.
Collision of
continental plates
forms
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mountain
ranges
Landforms Created
by Tension
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One plate
subducting under
another forms
ocean
trenches
volcanic
arcs
Sequence how tension forms mid-ocean ridges.
.
Tension stresses act on oceanic plates.
Oceanic crust spreads apart.
Hot rock from mantle rises and pushes the seafloor
upward.
Long, high ridges form.
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Lesson 2 | Landforms at Plate Boundaries (continued)
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Characterize continental rifts.
.
Continental rifts
occur at
are caused by
divergent
tension
boundaries
Landforms Created
by Shear Stresses
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stresses
.
between two
.
ridges
.
1. cracks in the crust where movement occurs
2. form perpendicular to mid-ocean ridges
3. can separate sections of mid-ocean ridges
.
Differentiate a transform fault from a fault zone.
Definition
Transform Fault
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valley
Restate three facts about transform faults.
Sample answers are
shown.
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produce a
an area where
tectonic plates slide
horizontally past each
other
Fault Zone
an area of many
fractured pieces of
crust along a large
fault
Connect It
Imagine you are a scientist studying landforms in the late 1800s. How
would the invention of the airplane in the early 20th century affect your research?
Accept all reasonable responses. Sample answer: Mountains, fault zones and many
other landforms are too large to see in their entirety by an observer on the ground.
Being able to see much more of the landform from the air and travel from one end of
it to the other allows a better visual perspective and provides clues about its
formation.
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