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

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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 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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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earth's layers Crossword

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

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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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