Plate Tectonics

Process

  1. Print off both the India Asia Map and the Plane.
  2. Select one of the plates from the map. (Do Not Select the Plate Used for this Example)
  3. Place dots along the border of your chosen plate.
  4. Number each of the dots on the map sequentially.
  5. Record each of the numbers along with their coordinates in the white portion available at the bottom of your map. (round to nearest degree)
    Label X Y Coordinates (longitude, latitude)
    1 115° 43° (115°, 43°)
    2 119° 41° (119°, 41°)
    3 116° 40° (116°, 40°)
    4 116° 39° (116°, 39°)
    5 118° 38° (118°, 38°)
    6 118° 36° (118°, 36°)
    7 116° 32° (116°, 32°)
    8 114° 30° (114°, 30°)
    9 110° 33° (110°, 33°)
    10 112° 35° (112°, 35°)
    11 113° 37° (113°, 37°)
    12 112° 39° (112°, 39°)

  6. Plot each of the recorded points onto the coordinate plane provided.
  7. On the same plane reproduce the same plate shifted up 10° and to the right 5°. The easiest way to do this is to make new coordinates and plot them.
    Original Label X Y New Label X' Y' Coordinates (longitude, latitude)
    1 115° 43° 1' 120° 53° (120°, 53°)
    2 119° 41° 2' 124° 51° (124°, 51°)
    3 116° 40° 3' 121° 50° (121°, 50°)
    4 116° 39° 4' 121° 49° (121°, 49°)
    5 118° 38° 5 123° 48° (123°, 48°)
    6 118° 36° 6' 123° 46° (123°, 46°)
    7 116° 32° 7' 121° 42° (121°, 42°)
    8 114° 30° 8' 119° 40° (119°, 40°)
    9 110° 33° 9' 115° 43° (115°, 43°)
    10 112° 35° 10' 117° 45° (117°, 45°)
    11 113° 37° 11' 118° 47° (118°, 47°)
    12 112° 39° 12' 117° 49° (117°, 49°)