Conceptest: Relative Plate Motion
A and B represent locations on two separate plates. The curved black line represents the plate boundary. The arrows show the directions of plate motion and the rates of motion are indicated.
What kind of plate boundary is present between A and B?
The correct response is B.
Percentage of students choosing this answer. (%Before Discussion/%After Discussion)
in a small (< 60 students) environmental geology class
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References and Notes:
Resource TypeActivities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:
Grade LevelCollege Lower (13-14):
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ThemeTeach the Earth:Teaching Environments:
Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:
Earth System TopicsSolid Earth: