Not all places that have plates coming together have JUST mountains. They might also have volcanoes, too! This is so interesting to us because we're not really sure how plates that move together can cause magma to explode and flow out of the Earth's crust. This is leaving us perplexed!
So we turned to a video and some simulators to help us better understand what's going on at a deeper (no pun intended here)! Screenshots of these tools are here:
We worked towards building consensus together to explain such an interesting phenomena! Two different sections built two similar models!
Take a look at this now...several students have asked to return to the earthquake simulator! What do places that have oceanic and continental plates look like? Especially knowing earthquakes are happening there. What do locations look like that have earthquakes and only continental plates?