BTN #8

This week we have another news article. click HERE to see the article.

Facts- Red

Questions- Blue

Understandings- Green


Huge rips are starting to appear in a valley in Africa. Scientists are saying that Africa might split in to in about 50 million years with the Somali tectonic plate separating from the African plate. It was first exposed after heavy rainfalls which also caused flooding and hospital walls to fall. The crack is 15 meters deep and more than 15 meters wide.

What will they call the country when it splits?

How fast does the crack spread?

I now understand the strange changes are natural and happen deep in the earth’s crust.

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