outermolst layer of the Earth
crust
piece of the lithosphere that moves on the asthenosphere (two words)
tectonic plate
liquid layer of earths core (two words)
outer core
soft layer of the mantle
asthenosphere
boundary between between two colliding plates (two words)
convergent boundary
boundary between two plates moving away from each other (two words)
divergent boundary
boundary between two plates sliding paste each other (two words)
transform boundary
layer between the crust and core
mantle
solid, dense center of the Earth
inner core
theory that continents drift apart (two words)
continental drift
process that takes place at convergent boundaries whenone tectonic plate sinks into themantle as the plates converge
subduction
molten rock in the earths crust
magma
a solid inorganic substance occuring in nature
mineral
a super continent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras
pangea
a fissure in Earths crust through which gases erupt
volcano
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes
seismograph
a shakling movement of Earth's surface cause by the release of stored energy along a fault
eatrhquake
the path way along which energy travels through a current (two words)
convection current
the process by which magma fills the gap between two plates that are moving apart
rifting
magma that flows out onto Earth's surface froma volcano
lava
an area where magma from deep within the mantle mellts through the crust above it
hot spot
a break or crack in earths crust
fault
a major belyt of volcanoes that rims the pacific ocean
ring of fire

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