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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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Earth's outer layer, the thinnest layer crust
type of crust with a thickness of 5 to 8 kilometers, mostly made of basalt oceanic
type of crust with a thickness of 30 to 40 kilometers, mostly made of granite continental
_________ introduced the first theory of crustal movement in 1915 Alfred Wegener
landform formed by two convergent continental plates coming together mountain
landform formed by two divergent plates moving opposite of each other ridge
type of plate boundary that typically forms a ridge from two plates moving opposite of each other divergent
type of plate boundary that typically forms a fault from two plates moving horizontally past each other transform
type of fault caused by compression, very common at convergent plate boundaries reverse
type of fault caused by shearing, very common at transform plate boundaries strike slip
landform formed by convergent continental and oceanic plates coming together trench
Earth's innermost layer, solid and composed of mostly iron and nickel inner core
Earth's second innermost layer, only liquid layer and composed of mostly iron outer core
Earth's layer below the crust, has two parts: asthenosphere and stiff _____ mantle
force for the Spreading theory, when magma from mantle pushes up, cools, and forms new ocean rock convection
pieces of the earth's lithosphere that move in relation to each other plates
landform formed by two transform plates sliding horizontally past each other fault
landform formed by two convergent oceanic plates coming together island arc
type of plate boundary that forms from two plates coming together convergent
type of fault caused by tension, very common at divergent plate boundaries normal

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tectonic plate boundaries Crossword

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this scientist had the theory of the continental drift alfred
two plates slide against each other in a sideways motion transform
a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault faultline
changed by extreme heat and pressure to form another rock metamorphic
places where the sea floor spreading takes place midoceanridge
a tall mountain that with a lot of pressure shoots out hot lava volcano
formed by deposition and solidification pf sediments sedimentary
a violent shaking of the ground caused by tectonic plates earthquakes
piece of the crust that floats on the mantle tectonic
hot fluid or semi fluid material within the earth's crust magma
two plates are moving away from one another divergent
formed by cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneous
made of iron, with small amount of nickle core
technical name for the crust and mantle lithosphere
remains of a prehistoric organism preserved in a mold form in a rock fossils
two plates move toward one another and collide convergent
contains most of earths mass (hints: its hot) mantle
hot molten or semi fluid rock erupted from volcano lava
a long high sea wave caused by earth quakes tsunami
outermost later of the planet, with life crust

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Dynamic Earth Word Search

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Epicenter
Sea Floor Spreading- Theory
Mantle
Subduction
Core
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Tectonic Plate
Earthquake
Continental Drift-Theory
Fault
Pangaea
Seismic Waves
Mid Ocean Ridge
Focus
Magnetic Reversal
Divergent Plate-Boundary
Crust
Magnetic Field

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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 tectonics Word Search

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BOUNDARIES
CONTINENTAL
CONVERGENT
CRUST
DIVERGENT
EARTH
EARTHQUAKES
FAULT
LAND
LITHOSPHERE
MAGMA
MANTLE
MOUNTAINS
OCEANIC
PLATE
PLATE TECTONICS
RIFT
SAN ANDREA'S FAULT
SEAFLOOR
TRANSFORM
TRENCHES
TSUNAMI
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plate tectonics Crossword

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the layer of rock that forms earths outer surface crust
rock that floats high on the mantle that makes up the continents continental crust
the layer of hot solid material between earths crust and core mantle
a ridged layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle crust lithosphere
the soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats asthenesphere
a layer of molten lava and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth outer core
a dense spear of solid iron and nickel at the center of the earth inner core
a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other divergent boundary
a plate boundary where two plates move towards each other convergent boundary
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to todays continents Pangaea
The hypotheses that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface Continental drift
a trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock fossil
the process by whichoceanic crust sinks beneath a deep ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary dubduction
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produces mid ocean ridge
a deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle deep ocean trench
a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart rift valley
a plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions transform boundary
a section of the lithosphere that slowly moves oner the atmosphere carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust plate
the theory that pieces of earths lithosphere are in constant motion driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
a break or crack in earths lithosphere along which the rocks move fault

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Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

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The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's surface. Continental Drift
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents. pangea
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past. Fossil
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced. Mid ocean ridge
A deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle. deep ocean trench
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor. sea floor spreading
The process by which oceanic crust sinks benath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary. subduction
A section of the lithosphere that slowy moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust. Plate
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during during an earthquake. Seismic Wave
The force pushing on a surface divide by the area of that surface. Pressure
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outerskin. Crust
Is a dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in ocean crust. Basal
A usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust. Granite
Layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core. Mantle
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust. Lithosphere
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats. Athenosphere
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth. Outer Core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth. Inner Core
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other. Divergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move toward. Convergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions. Transform Boundary
A break in earth's crust along which rocks move. Fault
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart. Rift Valley

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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The result of magma rising to Earth's surface and solidifying SeaFloor Spreading
The theory of how large pieces of lithosphere move and change Plate Tectonics
What occurs when forces act in parallel but opposite directions Shear Stress
The bending, tilting and breaking of Earth's crust Deformation
Molten rock produced under the Earth's surface Magma
A volcanically active area of Earth's surface Hotspot
The opening in which volcanic material passes vent
Magma that flows onto Earth's surface Lava
The boundary between colliding tectonic plates convergent boundary
The boundary between tectonic plates moving away from one another divergent boundary
The location where an earthquake occurs focus
Supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago Pangaea
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and outermost part of mantle Tectonic plate
The movement of matter due to differences in density convection
The bending of rock layers due to stress folding
The break in a body of rock Fault
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object Tension
The movement or trembling of the ground that's caused by sudden release of energy earthquake
The point directly above an earthquake's starting point epicenter
A vent in Earth's surface where magma and gas are expelled volcano

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Plate Boundaries Crossword

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The third layer of the Earth's layers Outercore
When two plates separate it is called a ______ boundary Divergent
The crust and the upper mantle together Lithoshpere
The type of plate under the ocean Oceanic Plate
The innermost layer of the Earth's layers innercore
When two plates slide past each other it is called a ______ boundary transform
Another name for the mantle asthenoshpere
The kind of plate under land continentalplate
Can be created at a transform boundary fault
The name of the supercontinent Pangea
Occur at transform boundaries when two plates are caught and suddenly break free earthquake
_______ spreading can happen at divergent boundaries Seafloor
The last name of the scientist who discovered the continental drift theory Wegener
The topmost layer of the Earth Crust
The layer of the earth beneath the crust mantle
When two plates come together the boundary is called Convergent
The downwards movement of a more dense plate at a convergent boundary subduction
Found at convergent boundaries Mountains
The Earth's crust is made up of Plates

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Tectonic Plates Crossword

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A layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core. outer core
The name if young German scientist who was curious about the relationship of the continents. Wegener
The name of the single continent that broke apart 200 million years ago. Pangaea
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths surface continental drift
A layer of hot solid material between the crust and the core. Mantle
The layer of rock that forms earth's outer surface. crust
The soft layer of the mantle on which the Lithosphere floats. Athenosphere
The measure of how much mass there is in a volume substance. density
Heat transfer by direct contact of particles of matter. Conduction
The movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to each other. Convection currents
A major belt of volcanoes that rims the Pacific Ocean Ring Of Fire
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions. Transform Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other. Divergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move towards each other. Convergent Boundary
The transfer of energy through an empty space. Radiation
The movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object. Heat Transfer
A vibration that travels through earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake. Seismic Wave
A dense ball of solid metal. Inner Core
A break in Earth's crust Fault
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart. Rift valley
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are constantly in motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Tectonic plates

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