Misconception PTM101:

Earth's plates are piled on top of each other (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception PTM101
Item ID
Number

Item Description

How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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PT013002

The edges of each of earth's plates abut the edges of all of the surrounding plates.

40%

PT007001

The earth's plates fit closely together with each plate touching all of the plates around it.

18%