Plate Tectonics Song

Science Songs

Ok now, just take a second
and look down at the ground, and it
It probably looks like it’s not moving around, but it
It is the truth is, the ground is moving
It never stops, it’s just too slow for us to notice it’s doing it

See our entire earth is covered with plates
Sitting on the surface of the earth, each moving in their own way
Both oceanic crust and continental are affected
You’ve got your minor plates, major plates there are seven, then its

The lithosphere is the surface
The top layer moving part
Made of upper mantle and crust
Plates moving, gradual

Plate boundaries
Plates fit like a puzzle
Convergent, plates push together
moving under the other
A process that’s called subduction

Plate boundaries
Plates fit like a puzzle
Divergent, two plates pull apart
Land separating
Creating a rift valley

And transform boundaries, they are
Two plates slide past each other
Friction cause earthquakes on
The land, like San Andreas Fault

Alright now let’s cover major plates, there are seven
African, Antarctic, and Eurasian
Indo-Australian,  North American, South American
And the Pacific plate is the largest and then it’s

Alfred Wegener, a German scientist
Advocated for the existence of continental drift
Saying it’s all continents joined together previously the
Single landmass from millions of years ago was Pangea

The asthenosphere is highly viscous
Small, rigid, solid rocks
More pressure and heat on them
Plates almost “floating” on top

Plate boundaries
Plates fit like a puzzle
Convergent, plates push together
moving under the other
A process that’s called subduction

Plate boundaries
Plates fit like a puzzle
Divergent, two plates pull apart
Land separating
Creating a rift valley

And transform boundaries, they are
Two plates slide past each other
Friction cause earthquakes on
The land, like San Andreas Fault