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Earth Science Word Search

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Plate Tectonic Word Search

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Plate Tectonics Cross Word Puzzle

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The continents were once joined together in a single landmass and have since drifted apart. continental drift
The continents were joined together in a supercontinent, or single landmass, about 300 million years ago. Pangaea
Any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock. Fossil
Form long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor. Mid Ocean Ridge
Adds more crust to the ocean floor. At the same time, older strips of rock move outward from either side of the ridge. Sea Floor Spreading
Part of the ocean sinks back into the mantle, in a process that takes millions of years. Deep Ocean Trench
Plates move apart of diverge from each other. Divergent Boundary
Plates come together or converge. Convergent Boundary
Plates slip past each other. Transform Boundary
The theory that Earth's plates are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
Breaks in the Earth's surface where crust have slipped past each other. Faults
A deep valley forms when pieces of Earth's crust diverge on land. Rift Valley
A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume. Stress
Occurs when two plates pull apart. Tension
Occurs when two plates come together. Compression
Occurs where two plates slip past each other. Shearing
The faulta cuts through rock at an angle, so one rock sits over the fault, while the other block lies under the fault. Normal Fault
Has the same structure as a normal fault, but the blocks move in the reverse direction. Reverse Fault
The rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways, with little up or down motion. Strike Slip Fault
A large area of flat land elevated high above sea level. Plateau

Tectonic Plates Crossword

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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

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

Science Key Terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume Stress
A type of stress that stretches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle. Tension
A type of stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks. Compression
A type of stress that pushes masses of rock in opposite directions, in a sideways movement. Shearing
A type of fault where the hanging wall slides downward; caused by tension in the crust, Normal Fault
The block of rock that forms the upper half of a fault. Hanging Wall
The block of rock that forms the lower half of a fault. Foot Wall
A type of fault where the hanging wall slides upward; caused by compression in the crust Reverse Fault
A type of fault in which rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up or down motion. Strike-Slip Fault
An upward form in rock formed by compression of Earth's crust. Anticline
A downward form in rock formed by compression in Earth's crust. Syncline
A large area of flat land elevated high above sea level. Plateau
A section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust. Plate
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
A break in the Earth's crust where masses of rock slip past each other. Fault
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart. Rift Valley
The process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary. Subduction
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor. Seafloor Spreading
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced; a divergent plate boundary. Mid-ocean Ridge
A major belt of volcanoes that rims Pacific Ocean. Ring of Fire

Review for chapter 1 plate tectonics Crossword

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Description

When continents drift together to form the supercontinent Pangea
When continents slowly move over earth's surface Continental Drift
Any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock Fossil
Is a device that bounces sound waves off underwater objects and then records the echoes of these sound waves Sonar
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced, a divergent boundary Mid Ocean Trench
When a process continually adds new material to the ocean floor Sea floor spreading
Where the ocean floor plunges into deep underwater canyons Deep ocean trench
The process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle Subduction
Where the lithosphere is broken into separate sections Plates
A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations Scientific Theory
States that pieces of earth's lithosphere are in a slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle Plate tectonics
It breaks into the earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other to form along these boundaries Faults
The place where two plates move apart, or diverge Divergent Boundary
When a deep valley forms along the divergent boundary Rift valley
The place where two plates come together, or converge Convergent boundary
Is a place where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions Transform boundary
Pulls on the crust, stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle Tension
When a stress force squeezes rock until it folds or breaks Compression
Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions Shearing
A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume Stress

Earth´s Layers Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Drifting Continentals Crossword

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Description

Stress that squeezes rock until it folds or break compession
The hypothesis that the continents stay move across earth's surface continental drift
a bowel shaped area that forms around a volcano central opening crater
a deep valley along the ocean flooe beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle deep ocean trench
a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other divergent boundary
not currently active but able to become active in the future dormant
term used to describe a volcano that is no longer active and is unlikely to merupt again extinct
a break in earth's crust along which rocks move fault
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past fossil
an area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above hotspot
a string of volcanoes that form as the results os subduction of one oceanic plate beneath a second oceanic plate island arc
liquid magma that reaches the surface lava
the area covered by lava as it pours out od a volcanos vent lava flow
the mollen mixture of rock forming substances, gases, and water from the mantle magma
the pocket beneath a volcano where magma collects magma chamber
an undersea mountain chain where ner ocean floor is produced mid ocean ridge
a type of fault where the hanging wall slides downward caused by tension in the crust normal fault
the name of the single landmass that begin to break apart 200 million years ago pangae
a long tube through magma moves from the magma chamber to earth's surface pipe
a section of the lithosphere that swoly moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust plate
the theory that pieces of earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
a large landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface plateau
Aa weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface volcano
the opening through which molten rock and gas leaves a volcano vent
a plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions transform boundary
stress that streches rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle tension
the process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep ocean trench and back into the mantle subduction
a type of fault in which rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up or down motion strike slipe fault
a force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume stress
a material found in magma that formed from the elements oxygen and silicon silica
stress that pushes masses of rock in opposite directions in a sideways movement shearing

Earth Science Word Search

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