Type
Word Search
Description

Lysrosaurus
Fossils
Core
Heat
Water
Liquid
Plate Tectonics
Earth
Outer Core
Inner Core
Crust
Australia
Antarctica
Asia
Africa
Europe
Magma
South America
North America
Continents
Mantle

Pangea Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Dinosaurs
Pangaea
Himalayan Mountains
Tectonic Plates
Evidence
Cretaceous
Jurassic
Triassic
Permian
Australia
Antarctica
South America
North America
Africa
Europe
Asia
Fossils
Alfred Wegener
Supercontinent
Continental Drift
Pangea

LAYERS OF EARTH CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

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 Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

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 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

Tectonic Plates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Continents and Oceans Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

SOUTHERN
PACIFIC
INDIAN
ARCTIC
ATLANTIC
SOUTH AMERICA
NORTH AMERICA
EUROPE
AUSTRALIA
ANTARCTICA
ASIA
AFRICA

Alfred Wegener Continental Drift Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the outermost part of Earth Crust
made of hot dense silicate rocks, 2nd inner most layer Mantle
a liquid layer made up of iron and nickel surrounding the inner core outer core
the inner most layer of our planet core
the gradual movement of the continents across earths crust continental drift
the continent before it seperated pangea
when the plates seperate divergent boundaries
a huge gap in the sea with relation to seafloor spreading rift valley
when the motion of the tectonic plate can be accounted for by subduction slab pull
sliding plate force in plate tectonics ridge push
when magnetic north and magnetic south are interchanged magnetic reversal
formation of new oceanic crust seafloor spreading
pieces of earths crust tectonic plates
when the plates push into eachother convergent boundaries
the sideways downward movement of the edge of a plate subduction
when the plate boundaries shift against eachother transform boundaries

Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Plate Tectonics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats Asthenosphere
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust. Basalt
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching. Conduction
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface. Continental Drift
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface. Crust
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake. Seismic Waves
The result of a force distributed over an area. Pressure
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust. Granite
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core. Mantle
The solid, outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. Lithosphere
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth. Outer Core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth. Inner Core
The transfer of energy through space. Radiation
The amount of matter in a given space; mass per unit volume. Density
Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth. Convection currents
Large super continent that existed 250 million years ago. Pangea
The trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock. Fossil
An underwater mountain chain where new ocean floor is formed. Mid-Ocean Ridge
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. Sonar

The Dynamic Earth Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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