the layer of rock that forms earths outer surface
crust
rock that floats high on the mantle that makes up the continents
continental crust
the layer of hot solid material between earths crust and core
mantle
a ridged layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle crust
lithosphere
the soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats
asthenesphere
a layer of molten lava and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth
outer core
a dense spear of solid iron and nickel at the center of the earth
inner core
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 name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to todays continents
Pangaea
The hypotheses that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface
Continental drift
a trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock
fossil
the process by whichoceanic crust sinks beneath a deep ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary
dubduction
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produces
mid ocean ridge
a deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle
deep ocean trench
a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
rift valley
a plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions
transform boundary
a section of the lithosphere that slowly moves oner the atmosphere carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust
plate
the theory that pieces of earths lithosphere are in constant motion driven by convection currents in the mantle
plate tectonics
a break or crack in earths lithosphere along which the rocks move
fault

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