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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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indirect evidence scientists use to figure out what Earth's interior looks like. seismic waves
outside layer of the Earth(where the continents and ocean are) crust
what the oceanic crust is made up of mostly. basalt
what the continental crust is made of. granite
layer of mantle that is solid but able to flow asthenosphere
layer of mantle that includes some of the oceanic crust lithosphere
liquid layer made of iron outer core
solid, extremely hot layer in the center of the Earth inner core
heat transfer through space radiation
heat transfer between objects that are touching conduction
heat transfer within a fluid convection
supercontinent that formed millions of years ago Pangaea
theory Alfred Wegener discovered. continental drift
place where an oceanic crust sinks underneath continental crust and causes subduction trench
crack in ocean floor where magma seeps out. mid-ocean ridge
device scientists use to map the ocean floor sonar
proccess where oceanic crust is continuelly added. sea-floor spreading
proccess where oceanic crust is recycled back down into the mantle at a trench subduction
deep valley that forms at a divergent boundary rift valley
broken parts in the Earth's lithosphere plates
breaks in the Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other fault
any trace of an ancient organism that hasbeem preserved in rock fossil
s measure of how much mass ther is in a volumem of water Density

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Earth Interior puzzle Crossword

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the type of matter that makes up a object Composition
the solid sphere in the center of the earth innercore
the fluid layer of iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core and lies below the mantle of the earth outercore
melted by heating to an extremely high temperature ,as metal or rock molten
of or realating to meatal metalic
a meatalic element that reacts easily with oxegyn and is very common on earth iron
a hard metallic element that does not react easily with oxegyn nickel
a place in space where a magnet creates a physical force that can be felt by other magnets or eletrical charges magnetic feild
the part of the earth between the core and crust mantle
the transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid due to density differences convection
the part of earth's mantle where convection currents occurs asthenosphere
the outermost layer on earth crust
a large group of minerals that make up 90% of the earth's rocky crust silicates
the crust and uppermost rigid part of the mantle lithosphere

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Plate Tectonic Puzzle Crossword

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First layer of earth crust
Second layer of earth mantel
Third layer of earth core
How many layers are in the core Two
What is the first layer of the core Outer core
What is the second layer of the core Inner core
What is the name of super continent? Pangea
What is the thinnest part of the crust? oceanic crust
What is the thickest part of the crust? continental crust
What is it called when the continent drifted? continental drift
The boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding Convergent boundary
The solid plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere Asthenosphere
Primary force that causes the seafloor to spread and continents to drift thermal convection
Source of heat in the mantle radioactivity
Deepest part of the oceans trenches
Places where new sea floor is being created mid ocean ridges
Places where the sea floor is forced under continental plates subduction zones
The process by which earths crust breaks apart, can occur within continental crust or organic crust rifting
The supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and began to break up 200 million years ago Pangaea
Best science teacher at KERR Mr Daniel

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earth's layers Crossword

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thinnest, least dense and solid outermost layer of the earth crust
thicker, more dense, and hotter compositional layer between the crust and the core mantle
innermost, hottest layer of the earth core
solid center of the earth made mostly of iron and nickel inner core
liquid layer above the inner core made up mostly of iron and nickel outer core
physical layer below the lithosphere made of to tock that flows very slowly (like silly putty) asthenosphere
outer physical, stiff layer that includes the crust and part of the upper mantle; makes up tectonic plates that move around the earth's surface lithosphere
physical lower part of the mantle that movesmore slowly than the asthenosphere/ the middle physical layer mesosphere
how compact a substance is in a certain area density
pieces of lithosphere that move around on topof the hot, flowing asthenosphere tectonic plates
waves produced during earthquakes that cantravel through the earth, scientist use these to determine the structure of the earth's interior seismic waves
an instrument used to detect and measure seismic waves from earthquakes seisometer

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Earth's Structure Crossword

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dense metallic center of Earth core
brittle, rocky outer layer of Earth crust
mass per unit volume density
Earth's entire solid body geosphere
force that every object exerts on all other objects gravity
plastic layer within the mantle asthenosphere
landform with low relief and high elevation plateau
outer part of Earth's magnetic field magnetosphere
ball-shaped, all points equidistant from the center sphere
rigid layer consisting of crust and uppermost mantle lithosphere
thick middle layer in the solid part of Earth mantle
topographic feature formed by processes that shape Earth's surface landform
landform with high relief and high elevation mountain
landform with low relief and low elevation plain

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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What was the super continent called? Pangaea
This ring contains most of Earths volcanoes. What is it called? Pacific Ring of Fire
What was the theory that all the continents made one big super continent called? Continental drift
An underwater mountain range. Mid-ocean ridges
Where new oceanic crust is formed through volcanic activity and then gradually moves away from the ridge Sea-Floor Spreading
The study of the record of the Earth's magnetic field in rocks, sediment, or archeological materials Paleomagnetism
A theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust and many associated phenomena as resulting from the interaction of rigid lithospheric plates that move slowly over the underlying mantle Plate Tectonics
These boundaries moves away from each other. Divergent boundary
These boundaries come together. Convergent boundary
These boundaries slide past each other. Transform boundary
A region of the Earth's crust where tectonic plates meet. Subduction Zone
The movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise, and colder, denser material to sink under the influence of gravity, which consequently results in transfer of heat. Convection
A crack, split, or break in something. Rift
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
The upper 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 uppermost layer of the oceanic portion of a tectonic plate. Oceanic Crust
The relatively thick part of the earth's crust that forms the large landmasses. It is generally older and more complex than the oceanic crust. Continental Crust
A sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. Earthquakes
A mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust. Volcanoes
A curved chain of volcanic islands located at a tectonic plate margin, typically with a deep ocean trench on the convex side. Island Arc

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Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Crossword

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scientists that study the forces that make the Earth Geologists
force that shapes the surface Constructive Forces
seven great landmasses that are surrounded by oceans Continents
when earthquakes occur, the produce______________ Seismic Waves
the force that pushes on a surface or an area Pressure
layer of rack that forms Earth's outer skin Crust
dark, dense rock Basalt
rock that has bigger and denser crystals than basalt Granite
layer of hot rock Mantle
uppermost part of the mantle Lithosphere
soft layer beneath the lithosphere Asthenosphere
layer of molten metal which surrounds the inner core Outer Core
the movement of energy from a warmer to a cooler object Heat Transfer
the transfer of empty space Radiation
heat transfer by direct contact of particles of matter Conduction
heart transfer by the movement of a heated fluid Convection
the measure of how much mass there is in a volume of a substance Density
the process which continually adds new material to the ocean floor Sea Floor Spreading
Forces that wear away features on the surface Destructive Forces
dense ball of solid metal Inner Core

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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

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Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Earth's Structure Crossword

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largest layer inside Earth mantle
liquid core that surrounds Earth's solid inner core outer core
single large landmass made up of all the continents connected together that broke apart 200 million years ago pangaea
opening in Earth's surface that often forms a mountain when layers of lava and volcanic ash erupt and build up volcano
vibrations caused by breaking rocks along faults earthquake
surface along which rocks break and move plate
plastic-like layer below the lithosphere athenosphere
Earth's outermost layer, which varies in thickness from about 5km to 60km and is separated from the mantle by the Moho Discontinuity crust
center of earth core
discoverer of the sea-floor spreading theory hess
discoverer of the continental drift theory wegener
transfer of heat by the movement of a heated fluid convection
heat transfer by direct contact of particles of matter conduction
plates slide by each other transform
plates that divide apart from each other divergent
plates that collide together convergent
a theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust plate tectonics
A smaller earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area. aftershock
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface mountain
a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean floor, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone. trench

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continental drift crossword puzzle

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a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. climate change
a theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust and many associated phenomena as resulting from the interaction of rigid lithospheric plates that move slowly over the underlying mantle. platetectonics
Outer most layer of a planet crust
He came up with the idea of continental drift alfred wegener
Something you drink to stay alive water
the upper layer of the earth's mantle asthenosphere
The planet we live on earth
a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream river
An action of where thing move away from each other drift
Alfred Wegner believed that all the continents fitted together like....... puzzlepieces
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill mountains
Another word for lava magma
the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise, and colder, denser material to sink under the influence of gravity, which consequently results in transfer of heat convection
The thickest layer of the earth mantle
Where all the continents spread apart continentaldrift
a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles glaicer
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle lithosphere
Bones found of things that are now dead that used to be alive fossils
The biggest body of water available ocean
When the continents were all hooked together it was called..... pangea

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