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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