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name 2 types of tectonic plates 1.oceanic 2.continental
the earths crust is made out of very large peices called ... tectonic plates
what was the continent called before the tectonic plates moved pangaea.gif (image/gif)
what happens if an oceanic plate meets a continental plate the less dense continental plate pushes the oceanic plate under it
what was the name of the scientist that suggested continental plates move alfred wegener
why did other scientists not beleive alfred wegener when he suggested that plates moved to form the continents? because he couldnt explain how it happens
what did scientists use to beleive before people knew about plate tectonics that the earth cooled that way when it was formed with rocks
what made scientists eventually beleive wegeners ideas? because of ocean floor surveys