Show how tectonic plates shape the world with our interactive model.
You first make the model tectonic plates using the colourful parts and then use them to look at their structure and how tectonic plates interact at their margins. These interactions form mountains, deep ocean trenches, islands, volcanoes and cause earthquakes!
The model can be used to look at the following interactions: oceanic meeting oceanic plate, oceanic meeting continental plate, continental meeting continental plate, conservative plate margins and mid-ocean ridges.
Suitable for ages 8+
Download and print as many times as you want to.
Can be printed in either colour or black and white. No special paper is needed.
Includes full colour instructions and Powerpoint presentation.
Takes about 30 minutes! Dimensions of one plate: 10cm/4in x 10cm/4in x 4cm/1in
Download includes: instructions, model templates, and Powerpoint presentation.
All you need: paper, scissors and tape
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