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Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Crossword

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The process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle subduction
When earthquakes occur they produce seismic waves
results from a force pressing on an area pressure
is the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin crust
a layer of hot rock mantle
The uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form a rigid layer lithosphere
lower part of the mantle [soft layer] asthenosphere
is a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core outer core
is a dense ball of solid metal inner core
the transfer of energy through space radiation
heat transfer within a material or between materials that are touching conduction
can be transferred by the movement of fluids-liquids or gases convection
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid convection currents
continents slowly moving across the Earth continental drift
continually adds new material to the ocean floor sea floor spreading
the lithosphere broken up into separate sections plates
states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other faults
the place where two plates more apart divergent boundary
the place where two plates come together convergent boundary
a place where two plates slip past each other transform boundary

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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He discovered the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics Alfred Wegener
a hypothetical continent that is all the continents as one Supercontinent
a hypothetical landmass that existed when all the continents were joined together pangea
theory that explains how the continents shift on earths surface continental drift
a long narrow excavation in the ground trench
a linear shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges riftvalley
an underwater mountain system oceanic ridges
a geographic area containing many related mountains mountain ranges
shaking of the earth due to the sudden release of energy in the crust of earth earthquakes
the theory that explains the motion in the lithosphere plate tectonics
rock fractures hat show evidence of relative movement fault
horizontal movement of the faults against each other transfrom
the plates collide at this type of boundary convergent
the plates move away from each other at this boundary divergent
the process at convergent boundaries when one tectonic plate moves under another subduction
the lithosphere and two types; oceanic and continental crust
lava escaping magma filled chambers below the surface volcano
a ring in the pacific ocean where a lot of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur ring of fire
a continental transorm fault through california san andreas
the movement of differently heated liquids convection current

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Plate Tectonics Word Search

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continental boundaries
ring of fire
transform fault
divergent
convergent
subduction
gps
convection current
convection
floating plates
lithosphere
iron minerals
central asia
moving plates
earth
plate boundary
sea floor spreading
megma
fault
tectonic plates

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Chapter 17 Plate Tectonics Crossword

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Proposed that Earth's continents had once been joined as a single landmass. Continental drift
A Greek word that means "all the Earth." Pangaea
A device that can detect small changes in the magnetic field Magnetometer
The study of Earth's magnetic field Paleomagnetism
A change in Earth's magnetic field Magnetic Reversal
A line on a map that connects point that have the same age Isochron
States that new ocean crust is formed at ocean ridges and destroyed at deep sea trenches. Seafloor Spreading
Which states that Earth's crust and rigid upper mantle are broken into enormous slabs called plates. Theory of Plot Tectonics
Places where two tectonic plates are moving apart. Divergent Boundary
When continental crust begins to separate, the stretched crust forms a long, narrow depression. Rift Valley
Places where two tectonic plates are moving towards each other. Convergent Boundary
One of the two plates is descending beneath the other Subduction
A place where two plates slide horizontally past each other. Transform Boundary
The weight of the uplifted ridge is thought to push and oceanic plate toward the trench formed in the subduction zone. Ridge push
The weight of a subduction plate helps pull the trailing lithosphere into the subduction zone. Slab Pull

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Plate Tectonics Cross Word Puzzle

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The continents were once joined together in a single landmass and have since drifted apart. continental drift
The continents were joined together in a supercontinent, or single landmass, about 300 million years ago. Pangaea
Any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock. Fossil
Form long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor. Mid Ocean Ridge
Adds more crust to the ocean floor. At the same time, older strips of rock move outward from either side of the ridge. Sea Floor Spreading
Part of the ocean sinks back into the mantle, in a process that takes millions of years. Deep Ocean Trench
Plates move apart of diverge from each other. Divergent Boundary
Plates come together or converge. Convergent Boundary
Plates slip past each other. Transform Boundary
The theory that Earth's plates are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
Breaks in the Earth's surface where crust have slipped past each other. Faults
A deep valley forms when pieces of Earth's crust diverge on land. Rift Valley
A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume. Stress
Occurs when two plates pull apart. Tension
Occurs when two plates come together. Compression
Occurs where two plates slip past each other. Shearing
The faulta cuts through rock at an angle, so one rock sits over the fault, while the other block lies under the fault. Normal Fault
Has the same structure as a normal fault, but the blocks move in the reverse direction. Reverse Fault
The rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways, with little up or down motion. Strike Slip Fault
A large area of flat land elevated high above sea level. Plateau

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Plate Tectonics and Deformation of the Crust Crossword

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The layer that has so much pressure and heat, that the rocks can flow like liquid. Asthenosphere
The gradual movement of the continents. Continental Drift
Tectonic plates that lie under surface land masses Continental Plates
A supercontinent that broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods. Pangaea
The study of the record of Earths magnetic field in rocks Paleomagnetism
The central portion of the Earth. Core
The outer layer of the Earth between the surface and the mantle Crust
A violent shaking of the ground that may cause destruction Earthquakes
Caused by stress when force is applied to certain areas. Deformation
A measure of mass per volume. Density
A bend in a layer of rock. Occurs as a result of deformation. Folds
A crack in the Earth's crust. Faults
The outer part of the Earth consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
Material that is below or withing the Earth's crust. Magma
Mountains that form mainly by the effects of folding Folded Mountains
An active deforming region where two tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move towards another and collide Convergent Boundary
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism. Fossil
The formation of new areas of oceanic crust. Sea floor spreading
A type of fault whose relative motion is predominantly horizontal. Transform boundary
An active submarine ridge system that marks the site of the upwelling of magma associated with seafloor spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges

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Plate Tectonic Puzzle Crossword

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First layer of earth crust
Second layer of earth mantel
Third layer of earth core
How many layers are in the core Two
What is the first layer of the core Outer core
What is the second layer of the core Inner core
What is the name of super continent? Pangea
What is the thinnest part of the crust? oceanic crust
What is the thickest part of the crust? continental crust
What is it called when the continent drifted? continental drift
The boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding Convergent boundary
The solid plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere Asthenosphere
Primary force that causes the seafloor to spread and continents to drift thermal convection
Source of heat in the mantle radioactivity
Deepest part of the oceans trenches
Places where new sea floor is being created mid ocean ridges
Places where the sea floor is forced under continental plates subduction zones
The process by which earths crust breaks apart, can occur within continental crust or organic crust rifting
The supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and began to break up 200 million years ago Pangaea
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Plate Tectonic Vocab- Earth Systems Crossword

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a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth's surface. Continental Drift
the assembly of most or all of Earth's continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass Supercontinent
an underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics. Mid-Ocean Ridge
linear zone where the Earth's crust and lithosphere are being pulled apart rift
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs through the upwelling of magma at midocean ridges Sea Floor Spreading
branch of geophysics concerned with magnetism in rocks Paleomagnetism
theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust Plate tectonics
the upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere Asthenosphere
the layer of granitic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which form the ocean floors Oceanic crust
sudden and violent shaking of the ground Earthquake
mountain or hill,having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted Volcano
a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Pacific Ring Of Fire
hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses, believed to have been in existence before the continents broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods. Pangaea
two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other Divergent Boundry
two (or more) tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. Convergent boundary
These boundaries mark the collision between two of the planet's tectonic plates Subduction Zone
curved chain of volcanic islands located at a tectonic plate margin ( at the edge). Island Arc
a type of fault that moves away from each other horizontally. Transform boundary
movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise, and colder, denser material to sink under the influence of gravity Convection
the layer of granitic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which form the continents Continental Crust

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Earth and Space Science Crossword

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a line of hills or mountains ridge
largest of earth's three major layers mantle
the layer of earth's structure that is broken into tectonic plates lithosphere
dividing lines or borders between two areas boundaries
rock from deep inside earth that has turned to liquid due to high temperatures and liquid magma
most volcanoes occur where ___________ meet plates
techtonic plates move ______________ slowly
What ocean was formed as the Americas slowly moved away from Europe and Africa? Atlantic
Wherever plates meet, there is a good chance for what kind of activity? geological
Alfred ______________ introduced the idea of continental drift. Wegener
What did scientists use to map the ocean floor? technologies
What is the name of the ridge that runs under the ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole? MidAtlantic
When one plate is shoved under another, it is called ____________. subduction
By the 1960's, the theory of ___(2 words but write as one)___________ ______________ was born plate tectonics
As what builds, do plates break free and move in one sudden motion? pressure

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Earth Science Crossword

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various mechanical and chemical processes that cause exposed rock to decompose. Weathering
various weathering process that cause physical disintegration of exposed rock Mechanical Weathering
the various weathering processes cause exposed rock to undergo chemical decomposition Chemical Weathering
The hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined. Pangea
rocks are created,changed from one form to another, destroyed, and then formed again. Rock Cycle
Magma forced into cavities or cracks of other rocks and crystallized but not reaching the surface. Intrusive Rock
hot magma from inside the Earth flows out extrudes onto the surface as lava Extrusive Rock
A resource which is replaced naturally and can be used again. Renewable Resources
natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms. Fossil Fuels
the nature and behavior of matter and forces at the sub-atomic level. Superposition
lithospheric plates that move slowly over the underlying mantle. Plate Tectonics
An outer silicate solid crust Layers Of The Earth
two plates are moving away from each other and new crust is forming Plate Boundaries
an actively deforming region where many tectonic plates of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. Convergent Boundary
a linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent Boundary
a type of fault whose relative motion is predominantly horizontal in either sinistral or dextral direction. Transform Boundary
gradual movement of the continents across the earth's surface through time. Continental Draft
new areas of oceanic crust Sea Floor Spreading
An example is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Mid-Ocean Ridge
Responsibility for an accident or misfortune. Fault
hanging wall has moved downward relative to the footwall. Normal Fault
wall moved upward relative to the footwall. Reverse Fault
opposite of Normal Fault Reverse Fault

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