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Year 5 - Space : Breaking Boundaries: Mountains and Rivers

Plate Tectonics On Earth

Tectonic plates are pieces of land that connect together on the Earth’s outer shell. You can think of them like a giant round puzzle that cover Earth underneath the ground. These pieces bump together and move, even though it is only a couple of centimeters a year. This movement causes all kinds of things to happen, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

Information retrieved from on 11/01/2022 

Are there plate tectonics in other planets?

Visit the links below to learn more about plate tectonics in other planets:

Explore the surface features of other planets

Do other planets like Venus, Mars and Mercury, have mountains, valleys and rivers too? Find out more in the links below:

Are there rivers on other planets?


Have you wondered if there are rivers or water on planets other than Earth? Find out more in the links below: