The Convergent Plates move towards each other causing landmarks such as mountains, and sometimes volcanoes.
The type of stress on Convergent plates is called Compression Stress.
When Mount Everest got it's name in 1865, it was measured to about 29,029 feet above sea level. After Mount Everest was discovered, lots of people were inspired to climb to the top of what is still known as the tallest mountain in the world.
The Divergent Plates move apart from each other causing landmarks such as volcanoes, valleys, and mid-oceanic ridges.
The type of stress on Divergent Plates is called Tension Stress.
The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 was the biggest volcanic eruption ever recorded. The eruption was so loud that it could be heard from over 1,200 miles away. After the eruption 71,000 people had died, and ash covered many islands.
The Transform Plates move beside each other, causing many earthquakes.
The Type of Stress on Transform Plates is Shear Stress
The Earthquake in Chile of the year 1960, was the biggest earthquake ever recorded. About 1,655 people were killed, and the quake was so huge that it even killed people in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines.
Extra Sources I used for this project include: http://www.livescience.com/30507-volcanoes-biggest-history.html, http://www.livescience.com/23359-mount-everest.html, http://www.livescience.com/30320-worlds-biggest-earthquakes-110412.html.