Continental Rise: Definition & Facts

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What is not true of the continental rise?

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1. From the shore to the ocean floor, what is the order of the three parts of the continental margin?

2. The continental rise is an area where sediments accumulate from a number of places. Where are the sediments not coming from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your comprehension of continental rise with these study tools. You'll answer questions on things like the characteristics of continental rise and the order of continental margin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine how well you know how to:

  • Identify where sediments do not come from
  • Recognize the amount of sediment that appears at the continental rises
  • Assess the uniqueness of those sediments

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of continental rise and how it is connected to sediments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of continental rise and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of continental margin

Additional Learning

Discover more about this subject via the lesson entitled Continental Rise: Definition & Facts, which will adhere to the following goals:

  • Explain sediments
  • Define continental rise
  • Understand continental margin and continental shelf
  • Identify continental slope and continental shelf break
  • Explain submarine canyons
  • Recognize how continental rise forms
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