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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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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'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, 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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Tectonic Plates Vocab Crossword

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A deep valley at a point where lithospheric plates are moving apart, such as at a mid-ocean ridge. Rift Valleys
A long chain of mountains with a central rift valley that is located along a divergent boundary on the ocean floor. Mid-Ocean Ridge
The theory that the lithosphere is made of plates that move and interact with each other at their boundaries. Plate Tectonics
A hypothesis that earths continents move on earth’s surface. Continental Drift
An opening in Earth’s crust through that molten rock, gases, and ash erupts; also the landform that develops around this opening. Volcano
The partially melted layer of the mantle that underlies the lithosphere. Asthenosphere
The outer shell of the Earth consisting of the crust and uppermost portion of the mantle. Lithosphere
The point at which the first movement occurs during an earthquake. Focus
The point on Earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake. Epicenter
The shaking of Earth’s crust caused by a release of energy. Earthquake
The wide area around Earth on the side opposite an earthquake’s focus where neither P waves nor S waves are received. Shadow zone
The name of a supercontinent that is thought to have existed over 750 million years ago. Rodinia
The name of a hypothetical landmass consisting of all the continents welded together which evidence indicates existed about 250 million years ago. Pangea
The process by which heat from Earth’s inner and outer cores is transferred through the mantle. Mantle Convection
The layer of Earth’s interior located between the inner core and mantle, composed of iron and nickel in a liquid state. Outer Core
The solid innermost layer of Earth, composed of iron and nickel under extremely high pressure and temperature. Inner Core
The thickest of Earth’s layers, located between the outer core and Earth’s crust, composed mostly of compounds rich in iron, silicon, and magnesium. Mantle
The very thin outer layer of Earth above the mantle, composed of a rigid layer of lighter rocks that can extend 65 kilometers at its deepest point. Crust
A boundary between two lithospheric plates that are moving apart. Divergent Boundaries
A boundary between two plates that are moving toward each other, or converging. Convergent Boundaries
A boundary between two plates that are sliding past each other. Transform Boundaries
Body waves that squeeze and stretch rock materials as they pass through Earth; also known as compressional waves or primary waves. P waves
Body waves that cause particles of rock material to move at right angles to the direction in which the waves are traveling also known as shear waves or secondary waves. S waves
A convergent boundary where two continents have come together and are welded into a single, larger continent. Collision Boundaries
A seismic scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake. Mercalli Scale

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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large ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents joined together Pangaea
one of the six or seven great divisions of kind kn the globe continent
Jess's theory that new seafloor is formed when magma is forced upward toward the surface at a mid-ocean ridge sea floor spreading
portion of Earth's crust that lies beneath ocean waters sea floor
a large section of Earth's oceanic or continental crust and rigid upper mantle that moves around on the asthenosphere plates
to come together converge
to move apart diverge
to convert or change transform
rigid layer of Earth about 100 km thick, made of crust and a part of the upper mantle lithosphere
plastic like layer on earth in which the lithosphere plates float and move around asthenosphere
current in Earth's mantle that transfers heat in earths interior and is the driving force for plate tectonics convention current
The gradual movement of the continents cross the earths surface throughout geological time continental drift
liquid core that surrounds Earth's solid inner core, and that is made mostly of iron outer core
very dense, solid center od the Earth that is made of mostly iron with smaller amounts of oxygen, silicon, sulfur, or nickel inner core
largest layer inside Earth, lying directly above the outer core and that is made mostly of silicon, oxygen, magnesium, and iron mantle
Earth's outermost layer crust
device used by seimologists to record primary, secondary, suface waves from earthquakes seismograph
waves of energy that reach Earth's surface during an earthquake, travel outward from the epicenter, and move rock particles up and down, and side to side surface waves
remains or traces of a once living organism reserved by rock fossils
remains or traces of a once living organism reserved by rock fossils

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Earth Crossword

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Waves and vibrations that travel though Earth carrying energy released during earthquakes Seismic waves
The force exerted on a surface divided the area over which the force is exerted Pressure
The layer of rock that forms the outer most layer of the Earth Earth
Dark, dense rock found in oceanic crust Basalt
Light colored rock found in continental crust Granite
Layer of solid hot rock in between the crust and the core Mantle
Upper most part of the mantle Lithosphere
Soft layer of metal on the bottom of the mantle Asthenosphere
Layer of liquid metal that is inbetween the mantle and the inner core Outer core
Inner most layer of the Earth Inner core
The transfer of heat from one thing to another as they are touching Conduction
Transfer of heat by the moment of liquid Convection
Mass per unit of volume Density
Name of the single land mass that was split apart about 200 million years ago Pangea
Trace of an ancient organism preserved in rock Fossil
Device used to determine the depth at which something is located underwater Sonar
The proses in which the oceanic crust sinks under a deep water trench Subduction
Section of the lithosphere that slowly moves Plates
Break in Earths crust Faults
States the the Earth is divided up into plates Plate tectonics

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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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