Standard 3: Students will understand that gravity, density, and convection move Earth’s plates and this movement causes the plates to impact other Earth systems.

Objective 2: Describe the processes within Earth that result in plate motion and relate it to changes in other Earth systems.
d. Relate the movement and interaction of plates to volcanic eruptions, mountain building, and climate changes.
e. Predict the effects of plate movement on other Earth systems (e.g., volcanic eruptions affect weather, mountain building diverts waterways, uplift changes elevation that alters plant and animal diversity, upwelling from ocean vents results in changes in biomass).
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