Plate Boundary: Convergent Margin

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Link to Resource: https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/plate_boundary_convergent_margin
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Summary:In this animation, we are shoeing an ocean/continent convergent boundary at the leading edge of the plate. We see the denser oceanic plate diving beneath the continental plate. The down-going oceanic plate eventually warms up to the temperature of the surrounding mantle. Such destruction (recycling) of oceanic plates occurs along convergent boundaries where plates collide and an oceanic plate is subducted.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Stability and change
Subjects: 9-12; earth; earth science; geoscience; high school; plate tectonics
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