Thursday, October 3, 2013

Plate Boundaries Good Enough to Eat

This week we used some food to make models of the different plate boundaries we've studied.  Models can be used to demonstrate natural phenomena that is too large in scale to recreate in the lab.

Two graham crackers can be used to represent plates creating a mid-ocean ridge at a divergent boundary.

We used a graham cracker to represent oceanic crust and a rice crispy treat to represent continental crust.  When pushed together at a convergent boundary, the oceanic subducted and created a trench. 

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