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Plate Tectonics Word Search

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continental boundaries
ring of fire
transform fault
divergent
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floating plates
lithosphere
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central asia
moving plates
earth
plate boundary
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CONTINENTAL DRIFT THEORY Crossword

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Where new crust is formed. Seafloorspreading
First name of the person who came up with the continental drift theory. Alfred
The name of the super continent. Pangea
Name of continents drifting apart. Continentaldrift
Clue that deals with the weather. Climateclues
Clue that has similar dead animals on different continents. fossilclues
Similar minerals on different continents. Rockclues
Game where you have put the pieces together. puzzle
Last name of the person who came up with continental drift theory. Wegner
Continent that contains Bolivia. southamerica
Continent that contains the country South Korea. asia
7th largest country in the world. india
A mountain system formed by tectonic plates. midoceanridge

Pangea Word Search

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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

Tectonic Plate Vocabulary Word Search

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richter scale
pangea
earthquake
volcanic
plate boundary
geochronologist
seismologist
continent
geology
oceanic
geologist
plate tectonics
fault
transform boundary
subduction zone
divergent boundary
convergent boundary
sea-floor spreading
continental drift

Alfred Wegener Continental Drift Crossword

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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 Tectonic Word Search

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Pangaea
Mid Ocean Ridge
Convection
Inner Core
Fault
Folding
Tension
Compression
Transform Boundary
Sea Floor Spreading
Divergent Boundary
Subduction Zone
Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
Tectonic Plate
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Outer Core
Mantle
Crust

Plate Techtonics Crossword

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Who proposed the idea of plate tectonics? Henry Hess
What type of plate boundary collides with the other to create mountains? Convergent
Who proposed the theory of continental drift? Alfred Wegener
What type of plate boundary slides past the other to create fault lines? Transform
What type of plate boundary pulls away from the other to form rift valleys? Divergent
What islands were formed over a hotspot? Hawaiian Islands
Magma that has reached the surface Lava
Hot, molten rock from deep within the earth Magma
When two plates collide and the more dense one sinks under the earths surface Subduction
When magma oozes from mid ocean ridges, creating new crust that gradually moves away from the ridge and makes one ocean bigger and the other smaller Seafloor spreading
Cool, rigid outermost layer of the earth. Consists of the upper most part of the mantle and the crust Lithosphere
Solid layer with plasticity in the upper mantle just below the lithosphere Asthenosphere
Heated, less dense air or liquid rises and cooler, more dense air or liquid sinks Convection Current
Theory that continents were once one big land mass and over time they drifted apart Continental Drift
Materialized remains of organisms that show how long an animal lived and the structure of their body Fossil
Theory that the lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that float around on the asthenosphere Plate Tectonics
What mountain range formed from the collision of the India and Eurasia plate? Himalayas
What mountain formed along the coast of South Africa as a result of plate subduction after a collision Andes Mountains
What islands were formed from the collision of two oceanic plates? Aleutian Islands
Area in the mantle from which magma rises from a narrow plume to form volcanic mountains Hotspot

Chapter 17 Plate Tectonics Crossword

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Proposed that Earth's continents had once been joined as a single landmass. Continental drift
A Greek word that means "all the Earth." Pangaea
A device that can detect small changes in the magnetic field Magnetometer
The study of Earth's magnetic field Paleomagnetism
A change in Earth's magnetic field Magnetic Reversal
A line on a map that connects point that have the same age Isochron
States that new ocean crust is formed at ocean ridges and destroyed at deep sea trenches. Seafloor Spreading
Which states that Earth's crust and rigid upper mantle are broken into enormous slabs called plates. Theory of Plot Tectonics
Places where two tectonic plates are moving apart. Divergent Boundary
When continental crust begins to separate, the stretched crust forms a long, narrow depression. Rift Valley
Places where two tectonic plates are moving towards each other. Convergent Boundary
One of the two plates is descending beneath the other Subduction
A place where two plates slide horizontally past each other. Transform Boundary
The weight of the uplifted ridge is thought to push and oceanic plate toward the trench formed in the subduction zone. Ridge push
The weight of a subduction plate helps pull the trailing lithosphere into the subduction zone. Slab Pull

Continental Drift Word Search

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Southpole
coaldeposits
satellites
sonar
volcano
midoceanridge
transformboundary
divergentboundary
convergentboundary
boundaries
tectonicplates
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glacialdeposits
sedimentaryrocks
fossils
theory
pangaea
alfredwegener
continentaldrift

Dynamic Earth Word Search

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Epicenter
Sea Floor Spreading- Theory
Mantle
Subduction
Core
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Tectonic Plate
Earthquake
Continental Drift-Theory
Fault
Pangaea
Seismic Waves
Mid Ocean Ridge
Focus
Magnetic Reversal
Divergent Plate-Boundary
Crust
Magnetic Field