Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics is a collection of animations and pictures to explain how and why tectonic plates move and how this affects the Earth.

You’ll use it to:

  • Show the structure inside the Earth
  • Explain about convection currents in the mantle
  • Show how tectonic plates have moved over time
  • Explain what happens at plate boundaries
  • Investigate volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis