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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

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

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

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

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

plate tectonics Crossword

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outermolst layer of the Earth crust
piece of the lithosphere that moves on the asthenosphere (two words) tectonic plate
liquid layer of earths core (two words) outer core
soft layer of the mantle asthenosphere
boundary between between two colliding plates (two words) convergent boundary
boundary between two plates moving away from each other (two words) divergent boundary
boundary between two plates sliding paste each other (two words) transform boundary
layer between the crust and core mantle
solid, dense center of the Earth inner core
theory that continents drift apart (two words) continental drift
process that takes place at convergent boundaries whenone tectonic plate sinks into themantle as the plates converge subduction
molten rock in the earths crust magma
a solid inorganic substance occuring in nature mineral
a super continent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras pangea
a fissure in Earths crust through which gases erupt volcano
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes seismograph
a shakling movement of Earth's surface cause by the release of stored energy along a fault eatrhquake
the path way along which energy travels through a current (two words) convection current
the process by which magma fills the gap between two plates that are moving apart rifting
magma that flows out onto Earth's surface froma volcano lava
an area where magma from deep within the mantle mellts through the crust above it hot spot
a break or crack in earths crust fault
a major belyt of volcanoes that rims the pacific ocean ring of fire

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

Plate Tectonic Vocabulary Quiz Crossword

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A region in which two tectonic plates are moving toward each other convergent boundary
A region in which two tectonic plates are moving apart divergent boundary
A sudden tremor or shaking of Earth's surface caused by the release of pressure as tectonic plates push against each other earthquake
A crack in Earth's crust that allows the rock on both sides to move fault
Pertaining to Earth's structure and composition geological
Molten rock above Earth's surface lava
The section of Earth that is broken into tectonic plates and consists of the crust and the rigid, uppermost part of the mantle lithosphere
Molten rock beneath Earth's surface magma
Junction where tectonic plates converge, diverge, or slide past each other and form regions of tectonic activity plate boundary
The creation of new ocean floor where tectonic plates diverge and magma is able to rise to the surface to fill the gap seafloor spreading
The process by which one tectonic plate moves under another subduction
A region in which two tectonic plates are sliding past each other transform boundary
Abrupt depressions found on the ocean floor caused by the convergence of oceanic tectonic plates trench
An opening in Earth's crust that brings magma and gases from the mantle to the surface volcano

The Dynamic Earth Puzzle Crossword

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One of the 7 great masses of land Continent
The name of the supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago, when all the modern continents were connected. Pangea
The theory that continents have moved slowly to their current locations and continue to move. Continental Drift Theory
The process by which new oceanic crust forms along mid ocean ridges and older crust moves away from the ridge. Sea Floor spreading theory
A long narrow mountain chain found on the floor of the ocean. Mid Ocean Ridge
The distance from the surface of the ocean to ocean floor. Depth
An event that causes the magnetic field to reverse its direction. Magnetic Reversal
A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving away from each other and new crust is forming from magma that rises to the Earth's surface between the two plates. Divergent Plate Boundary
The transfer of heat energy that results from magma becoming heated, less dense, and rising eventually cooling at the surface, becomes more dense and sinks.. Convection Current
The divisions of Earth's outer shell that glide over the mantle. Tectonic Plate
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
The layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occur. Asthenosphere
The process where dense oceanic crust is forced under the less dense continental crust Subduction

plate tectonics Word Search

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LITHOSPHERE
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MOUNTAINS
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PLATE TECTONICS
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