The scientist that created or discovered what today is known as "Pangea"
Alfred Wegener
A boundary where 2 plates slide past each other.
transform
High, large mass of earth and rock that rises above the earth’s surface with steep or sloping sides.
mountain
When the denser oceanic crust gets pulled under the lighter and thicker continental crust.
subduction zone
The rocky part/ layer of the earth.
mantle
Earth's crust that makes up the continents.
continental crust
The layer of earth that is just a solid ball.
inner core
A boundary where 2 plates are pushing towards each other.
convergent
The hard, solid outside part of the earth.
crust
The layer that is directly underneath the lithosphere.
asthenosphere
Vent in earth’s surface where lava and gases erupt.
volcano
The motion of the plates at a transform boundary.
strike slip fault
The formation of chains of volcanic islands.
island arcs
A crack in the ocean floor that appears and then magma oozes up from the mantle to fill in the space between the plates.
mid ocean ridge
The place where 2 plates meet.
boundary
Arc-shaped chain of volcanoes formed above the subduction zone.
volcanic arc
A boundary where 2 plates are moving apart from each other.
divergent
The layer of earth that is the liquid layer.
outer core
A steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
trench
Molten rock, gases, solid crystals, and minerals that are combined. (underground)
magma
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
lithosphere