Plate Tectonics


Plate Tectonics is the motion of the sections of crust (plates) that cover the Earth's surface like a jigsaw puzzle. The general public tends to be aware of where theses plates meet, called faults, as the motion of the plates along fault lines is what causes earthquakes.

Below is an animation our pod created of the India/Asia collision using a program called Gplates.

The following activity is designed to connect the movement of Plates to
translations (shifts) of polygons introduced in Geometry.