Divergent (Constructive) Plate Boundary

At divergent plate boundaries, plates move away from each other.

1. Oceanic-oceanic divergence

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In your notebook:

Explain how oceanic-oceanic divergent boundaries are formed using the following keywords in the popplet.

Begin your answer with the following phrase:

When two oceanic plates diverge………

Homework:

Pitstop 4 (pg 12)

2. Continental-continental divergence

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Map

1.Suggest some words that can be used to describe the process of continental-continental divergence.

2.Using the words you have suggested, explain how continental-continental divergent boundaries are formed. Begin your answer with the following phrase:

When two continental plates diverge…….

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