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Alfred Wegener
asthenosphere
conduction
convection
core
crust
lithosphere
mantle
plate techtonics
radiation

Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Crossword

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

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

Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Word Search

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SUBDUCTION
DEEPOCEANTRENCHES
SEAFLOORSPREADING
SONAR
MIDOCEANRIDGES
PANGEA
CONTINENTALDRIFT
CONVECTIONCURRENT
DENSITY
CONVECTION
CONDUCTION
RADIATION
MAGNETICFIELD
ASTHENOSPHERE
LITHOSPHERE
GRANITE
BASALT
PRESSURE
TEMPERATURE
INNERCORE
OUTERCORE
MANTLE
CRUST
SEISMICWAVES
INDIRECTEVIDENCE
DIRECTEVIDENCE

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

Earth´s Layers Crossword

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Cracks in the Earth´s crust Fault
Thickest layer of Earth Mantle
Thinnest layer of Earth Crust
The uppermost part of the mantle Lithosphere
The layer with the most pressure in it Inner Core
The study of planet Earth Geology
The seven great landmasses on Earth Continents
Energy movement to warm to cool object Heat Transfer
Energy transfer through empty space Radiation
Heat transfer by direct particle contact Conduction
Measure of how much mass is in a volume of a substance Density
Heat transfer by movement in fluid Convection
Flow that transfers heat within a fluid Convection Currents
Another name for the ¨supercontinent¨ Pangaea
Process that continually adds material to the ocean floor Sea-floor spreading
Pieces of the lithosphere that have broken into several sections Plates
A place where plates slide past each other Transform boundary
A place where two plates move apart divergent boundary
A place where two plates converge Convergent boundary
A deep valley rift valley

Tectonic Plates Crossword

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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

Earth Science Word Search

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alfred wegener
asthenosphere
basalt
compression
conduction
continental crust
continental drift
convection
convergent boundary
crust
deep ocean trench
direct evidence
divergent boundary
Earthquake
fossil
geology
granite
igneous
indirect evidence
inner core
lithosphere
mantle
metamorphic
mid ocean ridge
oceanic crust
outer core
pangaea
radiation
rock samples
sea floor spreading
sedimentary
seismic waves
shearing
sonar
temperature
tensional
transform boundary
Volcano

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

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

Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

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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