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Tectonic Plates – A rigid segment of the Earth's crust which can "float" across the heavier, semi-molten rock below

The surface of the Earth is split up into a number of large sections of rock called tectonic plates. 

A tectonic plate includes the Earth's crust and upper mantle.

To remember the meaning of the term Tectonic Plates, use the following mnemonic:

The tequila and tonic-loving plates (tectonic plates) spend all their hard-earned crusts (Earth's crust) on this drink.

The earths crust is not one structure it is split in a number of sections called tectonic plates, these plates move around as they float on top of mantle these create land but also destroy

Diagram of the tectonic plates that make up the surface of the earth.


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