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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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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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The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single land mass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations Continental Drift
The theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere, called plates, move and change shape Plate Tectonics
A chain of volcanic islands Island Arc
The solid, outer layer of Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle Lithoshpere
Proposed that the valley at the center of the ridge crack, or in Earth's crust Rift
The solid, plastic layer of the mantle, made of the mantle rock that flows very slowly, which allows tectonic plates to move on top of it Asthenosphere
A long, undersea mountain chain that has a steep, narrow valley at its center, that forms as magma rises from the asthenosphere and that creates new oceanic lithosphere as tectonic plates move apart Mid Ocean Ridge
The process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises to Earth's surface and solidifies at a mid ocean ridge Sea Floor Spreading
The study of the alignment of magnetic minerals in a rock Paleomagnetism
Dense, and is made of rock that is rich in iron and magnesium Oceanic Crust
Low density and rich in silica Continental Crust
A zone of active volcanoes that encircles the pacific ocean Pacific Ring Of Fire
A vent or fissure in the Earth's surface through which magma and gases are expelled volcano
When tectonic plates move, sudden shifts can occur along their boundaries Earthquakes
The boundary between tectonic plates that are moving away from each other Divergent boundary
The boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding Convergent Boundary
The region along a plate boundary where one plate moves under another plate Subduction zone
The movement of heated material due to differences in density that are caused by differences in temperatures Convection
A super continent Pangaea
Wegner hypothesized that the continents once formed part of a single land mass.... This is called .... Supercontinent

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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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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 Crossword

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indirect evidence scientists use to figure out what Earth's interior looks like. seismic waves
outside layer of the Earth(where the continents and ocean are) crust
what the oceanic crust is made up of mostly. basalt
what the continental crust is made of. granite
layer of mantle that is solid but able to flow asthenosphere
layer of mantle that includes some of the oceanic crust lithosphere
liquid layer made of iron outer core
solid, extremely hot layer in the center of the Earth inner core
heat transfer through space radiation
heat transfer between objects that are touching conduction
heat transfer within a fluid convection
supercontinent that formed millions of years ago Pangaea
theory Alfred Wegener discovered. continental drift
place where an oceanic crust sinks underneath continental crust and causes subduction trench
crack in ocean floor where magma seeps out. mid-ocean ridge
device scientists use to map the ocean floor sonar
proccess where oceanic crust is continuelly added. sea-floor spreading
proccess where oceanic crust is recycled back down into the mantle at a trench subduction
deep valley that forms at a divergent boundary rift valley
broken parts in the Earth's lithosphere plates
breaks in the Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other fault
any trace of an ancient organism that hasbeem preserved in rock fossil
s measure of how much mass ther is in a volumem of water Density

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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"supercontinent" pangaea
the studyof the alignment of magnetic minerals in rock paleomagnetism
new oceanic lithosphere [sea floor] form as magma rises to earth's surface and solidifies at mid-ocean ridges sea-floor spreading
a long, undersea mountain chain thathas steep, narrow valleyat its center mid-ocean ridges
moving apart divergent boundary
moving together convergent boundary
sliding past eachother transform boundary
a crack rift
states that the continents once formed a single landmass continental drift
region along a plate boundary where one plates move under another plate subduction zone
movement of matter due to different in density that are caused by temp. convection
solid, outer layer of earth that consists of crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. lithosphere
solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere made of mantle rock that flows very slowly athenosphere
the crust beneath the ocean oceanic crust
thickest beneath high mountain ranges continental crust
trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move earthquakes
fissure in the earth's surface through which magma and gases are expelled volcanoes
chain of volcanic island island arc
zone of active volcanoes that encircles the pacific ocean pacific ring of fire
the lithosphere of the earth is divided into a small number of plates which float on and travel independently over the mantle and much of the earth's seismic activity occurs at the boundaries of these plates. plate tectonics

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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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the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed s single ladness Continental Drift
a long, undersea mountain chain that has a steep, narrow valley at its center, that forms as magma rises from the asthenosphere Mid-Ocean Ridge
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere (sea floor) forms as magma rises to earth's surface and solidifies at a mid-ocean ridge Sea-Floor Spreading
the study of the alignment of magnetic minerals in rock Paleomagnetism
the theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere Plate Tectonics
the solid, outer layer of earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle Lithosphere
the solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere Asthenosphere
the boundary between tectonic plates that are moving away from each other Divergent Boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding Convergent Boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally Transform Boundary
the process by which earth's crust breaks apart Rifting
a piece of lithosphere that has a unique geologic history and that may be part of a larger piece of lithosphere Terrane
the supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and that began to break up beginning 250 million years ago Pangaea
a crack, split, or break in somthing Rift
about 4 miles thick, composed of several layers not including the overlying sediment Oceanic Crust
the lithosphere of the earth is divided into a small number of plates which float on and travel independently over the mantle and much of the earth's seismic activity occurs at the boundaries of these plates Tectonic Plates
the relatively thick of the earth's crust that forms the large landmass Continental Crust
a major area in the basin of the pacific ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur Pacific Ring Of Fire
a process by which material is added to tectonic plate or a landmass accretion
a ring-shaped coral reef, island, or series of islands Atolls

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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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