a huge landmass that existed when all of the continents were connected 240 million years ago
the thin, solid, outermost layer of the Earth
the layer of rock between the crust and the core
central part of the Earth below the Mantle
solid, outer layer of the Earth that makes up the crust and the top part of the mantle
soft layer of the mantle which the tectonic plates move on top of
the strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the core
a block of the lithosphere that makes up the crust and the outermost part of the mantle
an explanation that states that the continents were once a single landmass that broke up and drifted to their current locations over millions of years
the process where magma rises toward the surface, solidifies, and creates new crust. The old crust is slowly being pushed away from where the new crust is formed
an explanation the shows how large pieces of the Earth's outermost layer moves and changes shape
the boundary formed when 2 tectonic plates collide
the boundary formed when 2 tectonic plates are moving away from each other
the boundary formed when tectonic plates are sliding past each other horizontally
stress that occurs when forces squeeze and object
stress that occurs when forces stretch an object
stress that causes rocks to bend
where rocks split and slide past each other
regions of Earth's crust rising to higher elevations
regions of Earth's crust sining to lower elevations
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
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