Misconception PTM130:

When two plates push into each other, both plates will stop moving (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception PTM130
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PT029001

When two plates push together and both plates have continental plate material where they meet, the edge of both plates will be pushed upward as they move.

9%

Items that test for misconception PTM130 in other key ideas

PT027003

Oceanic plate material is pushed downward when it presses against continental plate material.

18%