What Causes the Earth Plates to Move?

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The plates in the earth move because of the lava inside of the earth. As the lava cools it shrinks and as it heats up it expands causing the plates to move.
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Plate tectonics describes the plates of the Earth's surface and how they move. The plates continually shift because they are resting on the mantle, which is hot and soft. The mantle
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Scientists think convection currents are what cause earth's plates
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The earths crust sits on the mantle, a semi solid material. Convection currents in the mantle push the plates around.
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