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What makes up the Lithosphere (crust and the...... Mantle
Helps explain continental drift in thie theory of plate tectonics Seafloorspreading
the gradual movement of the continents across the earth's surface through geological time. ContinentalDrift
form when one tectonic plate slides beneath another one plate at a subduction Trench
the sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate. Subduction
one where the two plates slide against each other in a sideways motion TransformBoundaries
The continents fit almost like a puzzle Pangea
When two objects move away from each other. DivergentBoundaries
In many locations the hot molten magma from deep within the Earth rises up through the crust to reach the surface. Hotspot
a fault that moves laterally, or side to side. Strike-slip-fault
molten rock under the Earth's crust Magma
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. Earthquakes
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this Lava
the innermost part of the earth Core
Heat energy is transferred from hot places to cooler places Convection
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock fossils
Earth's outer layer is made up of large, moving pieces called........ plates
Earth scientists Seismologists
a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. himalayas
a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. ring of fire

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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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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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Earthquake and Volcano Crossword Puzzle

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a force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume STRESS
stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle TENSION
stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks COMPRESSION
stress that pushes mass on rock in opposite directions, in sideways movement SHEARING
the shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth's surface EARTHQUAKE
the point beneath Earth's surface where rock breaks under stress and causes an earthquake FOCUS
the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquakes focus EPICENTER
a type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground P-WAVE
a type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side S-WAVE
a type of seismic wave that forms when P waves and S waves reach Earth's surface SURFACE WAVE
the measurement of an earthquake's strength based on a seismic waves and movement along faults MAGNITUDE
a device that records ground movements caused by seismic waves as they move through Earth SEISMOGRAPH
the record of an earthquake's seismic waves produced by a seismogram SEISMOGRAM
an earthquake that occurs after a large earthquake in the same area AFTERSHOCK
a giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocean floor TSUNAMI
a weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface VOLCANO
an area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above it HOTSPOT
a major belt of volcanoes that rims the Pacific Ocean ringoffrire
a liquids resistance to flowing VISCOSITY
a material found in magma that is formed from the elements of oxygen and silicon SILICA
the expulsion of ash, cinder, bombs, and gases during an explosive eruption PYROCLASTICFLOW
a volcano that is not currently active, but may become active in the future DORMANT
a volcano that is no longer active and is unlikely to erupt again EXTINCT
a wide, gently sloping mountain made of layers of lava and formed by quiet eruptions SHIELDVOLCANO
a fountain of water and steam that builds up pressure underground and erupts at regular intervals GEYSER

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Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes Crossword

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hypothesis that states the continents once formed a single landmass continentaldrift
scientist that proposed continental drift Wegener
long, undersea mountain chain with steep valley at it's center midoceanridge
the process which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises to Earth’s surface and solidifies seafloorspreading
study of alignment of magnetic mineral in rock, as it relates to the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles Paleomagnetism
theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere move and change shape platetectonics
solid, outer layer of Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle lithosphere
solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere asthenosphere
he boundary between tectonic plates that are moving away from each other divergentboundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding convergentboundary
he boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other transformboundary
the process by which Earth’s crust breaks apart rifting
piece of lithosphere that has a unique geologic history and that may be part of a larger piece of lithosphere terrane
supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and that began to break up beginning 250 million years ago Pangaea
single, large ocean that covered Earth’s surface during the time of Pangaea Panthalassa
movement or trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move earthquake
the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape elasticrebound
the location where the first motion of an earthquake occurs focus
point on Earth’s surface directly above an Earthquake’s starting point or focus epicenter
a region of numerous, closely spaced faults faultzone
tracing of earthquake motion that is recorded by a seismograph Seismogram
an instrument that records vibrations in the ground Seismograph
measure of the strength of an earthquake magnitude
in Earth science the amount of damage caused by an earthquake intensity
a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption tsunami
liquid rock produced under Earth’s surface magma
any activity that includes the movement of magma toward or onto Earth’s surface volcanism
magma that flows onto Earth’s surface; the rock that forms when lava cools and solidifies lava

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Plate Techtonics Crossword

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The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
An actively forming region where two (or more)tectonic plates or fragments 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 in predominately horizontal, in either a sinistral(left lateral) or dextral(right lateral) direction. Transform Boundary
A small area or region with a relatively hot temperature in comparison to its surroundings. Hot Spot
A long, narrow ditch. Trench
The biggest crash scene on earth where boundaries mark the collision between two of the planet's tectonic plates. Subduction Zone
The sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate. Subduction
The relatively thick part of the earth's crust that forms the large landmasses. Continental Crust
The relatively think part of the earth's crust that underlies the ocean basins. Oceanic Crust
Hot fluid or semi-fluid material below or within the earth's crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed by cooling. Magma
Hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. Lava
An underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics. Mid Ocean Ridge
A large elongated depression with steep walls formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems. Rift Valley
A sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. Earthquake
A mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crate or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust. Volcano

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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 Puzzle

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What describes large scale movements of the Earth's lithosphere? Plate Tectonics
The lithosphere is divided into... Tectonic Plates
Two plates collide they make... Convergent Boundaries
When two plates move away from each other this is called... Divergent Boundaries
A boundary at which two plates move past each other horizontally is called a... Transform Boundary
What is the outermost rigid layer of Earth? Lithosphere
What is a layer of weak or soft mantle that is made of rock? Asthenosphere
What is the strong lower part of the Earth's mantle? Mesosphere
What explains the age and magnetic patterns of sea floor rocks? Sea-Floor Spreading
What is the outermost layer of Earth? Core
What is the movement of matter that results from differences in density? Convection
What is located between the core and the crust? Mantle
What extends from below the mantle to the center of Earth? Core
What element makes up most of Earth's core? Iron
What is the liquid layer of Earth's core? Outer core
What is dense and is in the center of Earth and extends from the bottom of the outer core to the center of Earth? Inner core
What are the huge trenches on Earth's seafloor? Ocean Trenches
What pushes the rest of a plate away from the mid-ocean ridge? Ridge Push
What is the portion of motion of a tectonic plate that can be accounted for b the portion of motion of a tectonic plate that can be accounted for by its subduction? Slab Pull
What is the slow creeping motion of Earth's solid silicate mantle caused by convection currents carrying heat from the interior of the Earth to the surface? Mantle Convection

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EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake

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Oceanography crossword puzzle

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This boundray moves away from each other Divergent
This boundray moves toward each other Convergent
This boundray moves past each other in different directions Transform
Thin, outer most layer Crust
Layer beneath the crust Mantle
Dense liquid viscous (Dosen't flow easily) outer core
extremly dense, solid inner core
Are formed by the eruption of low-viscosity lava that can flow a great distance from a vent sheild
Forms in subduction zones when a crustal plate is forced into the mantle and begins to melt Composite
a steep conical hill of loose pyroclastic fragments Cinder Cone
Also called the hypocenter of an Earthquake Focus
Earthquake waves start at the focus and travel outward in all directions Epicenter
waves of energy that travel the earth's layers Seismic waves
Defined as a crack or fracture in the earth's crust along which rock on one side has moved relative to rock on the other Fault
mountains that form mainly by the effects of folding layers within the upper part of the earth's crust folds
a process that occurs at mid-ocean ridges, where new oceanic crust is formed through volcanic activity and then gradually moves away from the ridge sea floor spreading
a process that takes place at convergent boundaries by which one tectonic plate moves under another tectonic plate and sinks into the mantle as the plates converge subduction
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. Magma
molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption lava

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Volcanos and Earthquakes Crossword

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the planet we live on Earth
movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action causing a sudden violent shaking of the ground Earthquake
a mountain or hill, having a crater or vent which lava, rock fragments, hot vapour, and gas are or have been erupted from the earth's crust Volcano
remains or traces of a once living organism reserved by rock Fossils
a theory of the earth's crust and the interaction of rigid lithospheric plates which move slowly over the underlying mantle Plate tectonics
where the tectonic plates meet Subduction zone
in an earthquake, the point beneath Earth's surface where energy release happens Focus
very dense, solid centre of the Earth Inner core
measure of the energy released by an earthquake Magnitude
the largest layer inside Earth, lying directly above the outer core Mantle
liquid core that surrounds the Earth's solid inner core Outer core
waves that travel outward from an Earthquake's focus and cause particles in rocks to move back and forth Primary waves
waves that travel outward from an earthquake's focus and move through Earth by causing particles in rocks to vibrate at right angles Secondary waves
device used by seimologists to record primary, secondary, surface waves from earthquakes Seismograph
scientist who studies earthquakes and seismic waves Seismologist
outermost layer of Earth that is about 100km thick Lithosphere
single large landmass made up of all the continents connected together that broke apart 200 million years ago Pangaea
surface along which rocks break and move Plate
powerful seismic sea wave that can travel thousands of kilometers in all directions that begins over an earthquake Tsunami
large opening formed when the top of a volcano collapes Caldera
steep-walled depression around a volcano's vent Crater
location in the mantle that is hotter than any other areas and that melts rock Hot spot
solid, igneous core of a volcano left behind when a volacno stops erupting Volcanic neck
an opening on Earth's surface where magma is forced up and flows out as lava Vent
surface along which rocks break and move Fault
bits of rock or solid lava dropped from the air Telphra
fossils that form when some or all of the original materials that made up the organisms are replaced with minerals Petrified remains
fossil formed when the remains of a once living organism are subjected to heat and pressure, leaving only a thin film of carbon behind Carbonaceous film
fossil formed when an organism is buried, decays, and leaves behind a hollow place in rock Mold
fossil formed when sediments fill in a mold and harden into rock Cast

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