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Content description VCSSU127

Science / Levels 9 and 10 / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences
Content description
The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement
  1. recognising the major plates on a world map
  2. considering the role of heat energy and convection currents in the movement of tectonic plates
  3. modelling sea-floor spreading
  4. relating the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic activity to constructive and destructive plate boundaries
  5. relating the extreme age and stability of a large part of the Australian continent to its plate tectonic history
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