Tectonic Plates Lesson for Kids: Definition, Theory & Facts


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Order the basic layers of the Earth starting from the inside and moving towards the outside.

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1. What is the heat source that makes the liquid rock in the mantle circulate due to the theory of convection?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As you go through the quiz and worksheet, you can see what you know about tectonic plates. The heat source that creates liquid rock and theories about plate tectonics are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your understanding of:

  • What the movement of tectonic plates can cause
  • The plate tectonics theory
  • How the basic layers of the Earth are ordered
  • A heat source that helps create liquid rock in the mantle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the details you gained about how liquid rock in the mantle is created
  • Critical thinking - use these materials to view what the Earth is made of in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important facts from the lesson on tectonic plates

Additional Learning

To learn more about these plates, be sure to use the lesson called Tectonic Plates Lesson for Kids: Definition, Theory & Facts. Some information you can look over includes:

  • Facts about the layers of the earth
  • Convection currents
  • The plate tectonics theory
  • What happens when plates move