Students will understand how plate tectonics creates certain geologic features, materials, and hazards.
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Distinguish among types of plate tectonic settings produced by plates diverging, converging, and sliding past each other.
Relate modern and ancient geologic features to each kind of plate tectonic setting.
Relate certain geologic hazards to specific plate tectonic settings.
Associate specific plate tectonic settings with the production of particular groups of igneous and metamorphic rocks and mineral resources.
Explain how plate tectonics creates and destroys sedimentary basins through time.