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Exploration Questions: Plate Tectonics

1. Describe the plate motions along the Himalayan Mountains. Do you think these mountains are getting larger, smaller, or staying the same? Explain  your answer.
2. Given Earth’s history, do you think there will ever be another supercontinent like Pangea? Explain your answer.
3. Write a caption for this map.
4. Provide two kinds of evidence that support the theory of plate tectonics.
5. Explain how scientists are using seismic data to learn about the geologic activity and Earth’s interior under Yellowstone National Park. (Hint: Describe how the speed of seismic waves relates to temperature in the mantle.)
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