Plate Tectonics: Lesson for Kids


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What is the outer surface layer of the Earth called?

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1. In which layer of the Earth do you find liquid magma?

2. What is one piece of evidence that scientists use to show that some of the continents used to be attached to each other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is plate tectonics? Figure out how much you know about this term and facts about the Earth's layers by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following topics:

  • Layer of the Earth where you would find liquid magma
  • The name for the outer surface of the Earth
  • Where you would most likely find a volcano
  • Why plates on the surface of the Earth move

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on plate tectonics
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about how scientists know that some continents used to be attached to each other
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about the different layers of the Earth

Additional Learning

Keep learning about these tectonic topics by using the lesson called Plate Tectonics: Lesson for Kids. Other topics you can study any time include:

  • How fast the plates on the Earth's surface move
  • Shape of the plates that make up the Earth
  • Geological effects of plate tectonics