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The process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle subduction
When earthquakes occur they produce seismic waves
results from a force pressing on an area pressure
is the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin crust
a layer of hot rock mantle
The uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form a rigid layer lithosphere
lower part of the mantle [soft layer] asthenosphere
is a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core outer core
is a dense ball of solid metal inner core
the transfer of energy through space radiation
heat transfer within a material or between materials that are touching conduction
can be transferred by the movement of fluids-liquids or gases convection
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid convection currents
continents slowly moving across the Earth continental drift
continually adds new material to the ocean floor sea floor spreading
the lithosphere broken up into separate sections plates
states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other faults
the place where two plates more apart divergent boundary
the place where two plates come together convergent boundary
a place where two plates slip past each other transform boundary

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Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle

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What describes large scale movements of the Earth's lithosphere? Plate Tectonics
The lithosphere is divided into... Tectonic Plates
Two plates collide they make... Convergent Boundaries
When two plates move away from each other this is called... Divergent Boundaries
A boundary at which two plates move past each other horizontally is called a... Transform Boundary
What is the outermost rigid layer of Earth? Lithosphere
What is a layer of weak or soft mantle that is made of rock? Asthenosphere
What is the strong lower part of the Earth's mantle? Mesosphere
What explains the age and magnetic patterns of sea floor rocks? Sea-Floor Spreading
What is the outermost layer of Earth? Core
What is the movement of matter that results from differences in density? Convection
What is located between the core and the crust? Mantle
What extends from below the mantle to the center of Earth? Core
What element makes up most of Earth's core? Iron
What is the liquid layer of Earth's core? Outer core
What is dense and is in the center of Earth and extends from the bottom of the outer core to the center of Earth? Inner core
What are the huge trenches on Earth's seafloor? Ocean Trenches
What pushes the rest of a plate away from the mid-ocean ridge? Ridge Push
What is the portion of motion of a tectonic plate that can be accounted for b the portion of motion of a tectonic plate that can be accounted for by its subduction? Slab Pull
What is the slow creeping motion of Earth's solid silicate mantle caused by convection currents carrying heat from the interior of the Earth to the surface? Mantle Convection

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Earth´s Layers Crossword

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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

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Tectonic Plates Crossword

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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

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plate tectonics Crossword

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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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Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Crossword

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a layer of rock that forms the outer skin if the Earth crust
a layer of hot rock that contains the lithosphere and the asthenosphere mantle
the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together lithosphere
the soft bottom layer of the mantle asthenosphere
a layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core outer core
a dense ball of solid metal found at the center of the Earth inner core
The transfer of energy through empty space radiation
the transfer of heat energy through direct contact with particles of matter conduction
the transfer of heat energy by the movement of heated fluid convection
The supercontinent that Alfred Wegener believed to exist Pangea
Wegeners theory that the continents slowly moved over the Earth's surface continental drift
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock fossil
the longest underwater chain of mountains in the world mid ocean ridge
the process that continually adds new material to the ocean floor sea floor spreading
deep underwater canyons deep ocean trench
the process which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep ocean trench and into the mantle subduction

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Plate Tectonics and Earth Interior Crossword

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The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's surface. Continental Drift
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents. pangea
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past. Fossil
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced. Mid ocean ridge
A deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle. deep ocean trench
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor. sea floor spreading
The process by which oceanic crust sinks benath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary. subduction
A section of the lithosphere that slowy moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of continental and oceanic crust. Plate
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during during an earthquake. Seismic Wave
The force pushing on a surface divide by the area of that surface. Pressure
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outerskin. Crust
Is a dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in ocean crust. Basal
A usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust. Granite
Layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core. Mantle
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust. Lithosphere
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats. Athenosphere
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth. Outer Core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth. Inner Core
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other. Divergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move toward. Convergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions. Transform Boundary
A break in earth's crust along which rocks move. Fault
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle. Plate Tectonics
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart. Rift Valley

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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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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
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Earths interior Crossword

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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. Athenosphere
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
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 slow creeping motion of Earth's solid silicate mantle caused by convection currents carrying heat from the interior of the Earth to the surface. Convection of mantle
the central region of the Earth Core
the central region of the Earth Crust
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mas Gravity
the Earth's innermost part Inner core
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
magnetic effect of electric currents and magnetic materials Magnetic field
the region surrounding the earth or another astronomical body in which its magnetic field is the predominant effective magnetic field. Magnetosphere
a layer between the crust and the outer core Mantle
the region of the earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere Mesosphere
the uppermost layer of the oceanic portion of a tectonic plate Oceanic crust
layer that lies above Earth's solid inner core and below its mantle. Outer core
the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy Radioactive decay
refers to the highest and lowest elevation points in an area Relief
made up rock that is fluid and can move Upper mantle
radiant energy emitted by the sun Solar energy
the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmitted through a substance Conduction

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats Asthenosphere
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust. Basalt
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching. Conduction
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface. Continental Drift
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface. Crust
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake. Seismic Waves
The result of a force distributed over an area. Pressure
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust. Granite
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core. Mantle
The solid, outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. Lithosphere
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth. Outer Core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth. Inner Core
The transfer of energy through space. Radiation
The amount of matter in a given space; mass per unit volume. Density
Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth. Convection currents
Large super continent that existed 250 million years ago. Pangea
The trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock. Fossil
An underwater mountain chain where new ocean floor is formed. Mid-Ocean Ridge
A measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return. Sonar

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