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Parting plates

This activity introduces students to quantitative reasoning problems in Earth science and physics. It supports students in using ‘back of the envelope’ reasoning to help them gain an instinctive understanding of the timescales and magnitudes of geological processes. The activity provides excellent preparation for university interviews, and the skills developed will be of value to students throughout their future studies in science.

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