Misconception PTM031:

Continents do not move (Ford and Taylor, 2006; AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception PTM031 in this project () and key idea ()
Item ID
Number

Item Description

How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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PT024001

Both continents and ocean basins move.

21%

PT023001

Mountains on two different plates would move many miles apart over one million years.

10%

PT022001

A continent would move about 10 feet in 100 years.

9%

PT020001

As plates move, the continents that are part of the plates move along with them.

8%