Earth's  layers Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

What is the biggest layer?
What is the thinnest layer ?
What state is the inner core ?
What part is largest on the mantle?
Is the OUTERCORE solid or liquid ?
What do seismographs record?
What is the crust under the ocean ?
What kind of crust are we standing on?
What arranges the layers according to weight?
*EXTRA CREDIT* what is a set of layers of gases surrounding a planet
What part of the mantle is like a conveyer belt
Is the lithosphere smooth or ridged

Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Crossword

Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

a layer of rock that forms the outer skin if the Earth
a layer of hot rock that contains the lithosphere and the asthenosphere
the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together
the soft bottom layer of the mantle
a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core
a dense ball of solid metal found at the center of the Earth
The transfer of energy through empty space
the transfer of heat energy through direct contact with particles of matter
the transfer of heat energy by the movement of heated fluid
The supercontinent that Alfred Wegener believed to exist
Wegeners theory that the continents slowly moved over the Earth's surface
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock
the longest underwater chain of mountains in the world
the process that continually adds new material to the ocean floor
deep underwater canyons
the process which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep ocean trench and into the mantle

Tectonic Plates Crossword

Tectonic Plates Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

A layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core.
The name if young German scientist who was curious about the relationship of the continents.
The name of the single continent that broke apart 200 million years ago.
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths surface
A layer of hot solid material between the crust and the core.
The layer of rock that forms earth's outer surface.
The soft layer of the mantle on which the Lithosphere floats.
The measure of how much mass there is in a volume substance.
Heat transfer by direct contact of particles of matter.
The movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to each other.
A major belt of volcanoes that rims the Pacific Ocean
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions.
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move towards each other.
The transfer of energy through an empty space.
The movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object.
A vibration that travels through earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
A dense ball of solid metal.
A break in Earth's crust
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart.
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are constantly in motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.

Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Crossword

Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle
When earthquakes occur they produce
results from a force pressing on an area
is the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin
a layer of hot rock
The uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form a rigid layer
lower part of the mantle [soft layer]
is a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core
is a dense ball of solid metal
the transfer of energy through space
heat transfer within a material or between materials that are touching
can be transferred by the movement of fluids-liquids or gases
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid
continents slowly moving across the Earth
continually adds new material to the ocean floor
the lithosphere broken up into separate sections
states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle
breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other
the place where two plates more apart
the place where two plates come together
a place where two plates slip past each other

Plate Tectonics Crossword

Plate Tectonics Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust.
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid.
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
The result of a force distributed over an area.
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust.
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
The solid, outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle.
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth.
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth.
The transfer of energy through space.
The amount of matter in a given space; mass per unit volume.
Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth.
Large super continent that existed 250 million years ago.
The trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock.
An underwater mountain chain where new ocean floor is formed.
A measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return.

earth's layers Crossword

earth's layers Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

thinnest, least dense and solid outermost layer of the earth
thicker, more dense, and hotter compositional layer between the crust and the core
innermost, hottest layer of the earth
solid center of the earth made mostly of iron and nickel
liquid layer above the inner core made up mostly of iron and nickel
physical layer below the lithosphere made of to tock that flows very slowly (like silly putty)
outer physical, stiff layer that includes the crust and part of the upper mantle; makes up tectonic plates that move around the earth's surface
physical lower part of the mantle that movesmore slowly than the asthenosphere/ the middle physical layer
how compact a substance is in a certain area
pieces of lithosphere that move around on topof the hot, flowing asthenosphere
waves produced during earthquakes that cantravel through the earth, scientist use these to determine the structure of the earth's interior
an instrument used to detect and measure seismic waves from earthquakes

Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's surface.
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents.
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past.
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced.
A deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle.
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor.
The process by which oceanic crust sinks benath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary.
A section of the lithosphere that slowy moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust.
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during during an earthquake.
The force pushing on a surface divide by the area of that surface.
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outerskin.
Is a dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in ocean crust.
A usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust.
Layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth.
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth.
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move toward.
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions.
A break in earth's crust along which rocks move.
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart.

Chapter 10 - Plate Tectonics Crossword

Chapter 10 - Plate Tectonics Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

Plastic-like layer that lithospheric plates float on
to come together
to move apart
portion of Earth's crust that lies beneath ocean
theory that new seafloor is formed of magma at mid-ocean ridge
one of six or seven great divisions of land
Wegner's hypothesis that all continents slowly drifted apart
large ancient landmass composed of all continents
theory that Ear's crust is broken into plates
large section of Earth's crust and upper mantle that moves around on the asthenosphere
rigid layer made of crust adn upper mantle
current that transfers heat from Earth's interior to upper levels

Plate Tectonic Puzzle Crossword

Plate Tectonic Puzzle Crossword
Type
Crossword
Description

First layer of earth
Second layer of earth
Third layer of earth
How many layers are in the core
What is the first layer of the core
What is the second layer of the core
What is the name of super continent?
What is the thinnest part of the crust?
What is the thickest part of the crust?
What is it called when the continent drifted?
The boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding
The solid plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere
Primary force that causes the seafloor to spread and continents to drift
Source of heat in the mantle
Deepest part of the oceans
Places where new sea floor is being created
Places where the sea floor is forced under continental plates
The process by which earths crust breaks apart, can occur within continental crust or organic crust
The supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and began to break up 200 million years ago
Best science teacher at KERR

Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle

Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle
Type
Crossword
Description

What describes large scale movements of the Earth's lithosphere?
The lithosphere is divided into...
Two plates collide they make...
When two plates move away from each other this is called...
A boundary at which two plates move past each other horizontally is called a...
What is the outermost rigid layer of Earth?
What is a layer of weak or soft mantle that is made of rock?
What is the strong lower part of the Earth's mantle?
What explains the age and magnetic patterns of sea floor rocks?
What is the outermost layer of Earth?
What is the movement of matter that results from differences in density?
What is located between the core and the crust?
What extends from below the mantle to the center of Earth?
What element makes up most of Earth's core?
What is the liquid layer of Earth's 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?
What are the huge trenches on Earth's seafloor?
What pushes the rest of a plate away from the mid-ocean ridge?
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?
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?

LAYERS OF EARTH CROSSWORD PUZZLE

LAYERS OF EARTH CROSSWORD PUZZLE
Type
Crossword
Description

A layer of the upper mantle that flows due to heat currents moving through solid rock
has caused the surface of the Earth to change over long period of time.
the iron and nickel center of the Earth
the thin, rocky, outer layer of the Earth that forms the Earths outer skin.
a shaking of Earth's surface
a crack in the Earth's crust
a dense ball of solid metal that is the hottest and densest layer of the Earth
the rigid uppermost part of the mantle that makes us the plates that move along the surface.
The layer of hot, solid, material between the Earth's core and crust and takes up most of the earth's volume
is the lower part of the mantle
the liquid layer made up of hot liquid iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core
broken up pieces of the lithosphere that move due to convection
an opening in Earth's surface through which magma is released