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Alex Carter

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Geography

Asked by Max · 2 years ago

What are tectonic plates?

Tectonic plates are the name given to the different sections of the Earth’s crust. You can think of the earth like an egg, and the earth’s crust like the egg shell - a thin, rigid outer layer. The crust is made of hard rock, however the layer underneath (the mantle) is made of melted, or molten rock. This molten rock under the earth’s crust is constantly moving due to a process called convection... more

Geography

Asked by Ginny · 2 years ago

What is a headland ?

Headlands are coastal landforms created due to erosion. Headlands are formed on a coastline where you have different layers of hard and soft rock next to each other, perpendicular to the sea. The headlands are made of hard, resistant rock. Next to the headland will be a band of soft, weaker rock. As the sea smashes against the coastline, the soft rock gets eroded (broken down) more quickly, and... more

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Alex Carter

Geography teacher on a mission to help people understand the world around them

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