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asthenosphere
caves
crust
earth
Earth
earth quake
lithosphere
magma
pangia
tectonic plates
volcanos

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

plate tectonics Word Search

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BOUNDARIES
CONTINENTAL
CONVERGENT
CRUST
DIVERGENT
EARTH
EARTHQUAKES
FAULT
LAND
LITHOSPHERE
MAGMA
MANTLE
MOUNTAINS
OCEANIC
PLATE
PLATE TECTONICS
RIFT
SAN ANDREA'S FAULT
SEAFLOOR
TRANSFORM
TRENCHES
TSUNAMI
VOLCANOES

The Dynamic Earth Puzzle Crossword

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One of the 7 great masses of land Continent
The name of the supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago, when all the modern continents were connected. Pangea
The theory that continents have moved slowly to their current locations and continue to move. Continental Drift Theory
The process by which new oceanic crust forms along mid ocean ridges and older crust moves away from the ridge. Sea Floor spreading theory
A long narrow mountain chain found on the floor of the ocean. Mid Ocean Ridge
The distance from the surface of the ocean to ocean floor. Depth
An event that causes the magnetic field to reverse its direction. Magnetic Reversal
A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving away from each other and new crust is forming from magma that rises to the Earth's surface between the two plates. Divergent Plate Boundary
The transfer of heat energy that results from magma becoming heated, less dense, and rising eventually cooling at the surface, becomes more dense and sinks.. Convection Current
The divisions of Earth's outer shell that glide over the mantle. Tectonic Plate
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
The layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occur. Asthenosphere
The process where dense oceanic crust is forced under the less dense continental crust Subduction

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

LAYERS OF EARTH CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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

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

Plate Tectonic Vocabulary Quiz Crossword

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A region in which two tectonic plates are moving toward each other convergent boundary
A region in which two tectonic plates are moving apart divergent boundary
A sudden tremor or shaking of Earth's surface caused by the release of pressure as tectonic plates push against each other earthquake
A crack in Earth's crust that allows the rock on both sides to move fault
Pertaining to Earth's structure and composition geological
Molten rock above Earth's surface lava
The section of Earth that is broken into tectonic plates and consists of the crust and the rigid, uppermost part of the mantle lithosphere
Molten rock beneath Earth's surface magma
Junction where tectonic plates converge, diverge, or slide past each other and form regions of tectonic activity plate boundary
The creation of new ocean floor where tectonic plates diverge and magma is able to rise to the surface to fill the gap seafloor spreading
The process by which one tectonic plate moves under another subduction
A region in which two tectonic plates are sliding past each other transform boundary
Abrupt depressions found on the ocean floor caused by the convergence of oceanic tectonic plates trench
An opening in Earth's crust that brings magma and gases from the mantle to the surface volcano

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

SCIENCE: EARTH'S CRUST Crossword

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the thin and solid outer most layer of the earth above the mantle Crust
the layer of rock between the earths crust and core Mantle
the central part of the earth below the mantle Core
the solid,outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle Lithosphere
the soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move Asthenosphere
the strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core Mesosphere
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid outer most part of the mantle Tectonic Plate
the hypotheses that states that the continents ounce formed the land mass, broke up and drifted to there present location Continental Drift
the process by which organic lithosphere forms as magma rises towards the surface and solidifies. Sea-floor spreading
the theory that explains how large pieces of the earths outermost layer called tectonic plates, move and change shape Plate Tectonics
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent boundary
the boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates Convergent boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding passed each other horizontally Transform Boundary
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object Compression
stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object Tension
The bending of rock layers due to stress Folding
a break in a body of rock which one block slides relative to another Fault
the rising of regions of the earths crust to higher elevations Uplift
the sinking of regions of the earths crust to lower levels Subsidence

Earth's Layers Word Search

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ASTHENOSPHERE
CONVECTION
CORE
CRUST
DENSITY
GEOSPHERE
GRAVITY
LITHOSPHERE
MAGNETOSPHERE
MANTLE
PLATE TECTONICS
RIDGE PUSH
SLAB PULL
SPHERE
SUBDUCTION