The scientist that created or discovered what today is known as "Pangea"
Alfred Wegener
A boundary where 2 plates slide past each other.
High, large mass of earth and rock that rises above the earth’s surface with steep or sloping sides.
When the denser oceanic crust gets pulled under the lighter and thicker continental crust.
subduction zone
The rocky part/ layer of the earth.
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.
The hard, solid outside part of the earth.
The layer that is directly underneath the lithosphere.
Vent in earth’s surface where lava and gases erupt.
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.
Arc-shaped chain of volcanoes formed above the subduction zone.
volcanic arc
A boundary where 2 plates are moving apart from each other.
The layer of earth that is the liquid layer.
outer core
A steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
Molten rock, gases, solid crystals, and minerals that are combined. (underground)
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.