Sea Floor Spreading: Definition, Theory & Facts Video


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Two tectonic plates moving away from each other are called what?

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1. Two tectonic plates that moving towards each other where one plate goes under the other plate are called what?

2. Which is NOT involved in the process of sea floor spreading?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we think of the ocean, we tend to think of its watery bits. But there is actually land underneath all of that water, which is affected by geological processes like anywhere else on Earth. The questions in this online quiz will test you on some facts about sea floor spreading. Some points you'll be tested on include tectonic plates and how sea floor spreading occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you understand:

  • The stages of sea floor spreading
  • Geological components of mid-ocean ridges
  • How scientists determined that the sea floor was spreading

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your understanding of the characteristics of sea floor spreading
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the process through which the sea floor spreads and its effect on the ocean floor
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify some of the key components of sea floor spreading and how scientists learned about it

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about sea floor spreading, go over the attached lesson called Sea Floor Spreading: Definition, Theory & Facts. This lesson discusses:

  • Defining sea floor spreading
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  • Studying sea floor spreading