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a long, narrow ditch. Trench
a large elongated depression with steep walls formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems. Rift Valley
an elevated region with a central valley on an ocean floor at the boundary between two diverging tectonic plates. Oceanic ridges
A large amount of mountains in the same place. Mountain ranges
a linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent boundary
a type of fault whose relative motion is predominantly horizontal in either sinistral or dextral direction. Transform boundary
a current in a fluid that results from convection. Convection Currents
the sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate. Subduction
a major geological fault in California San Andreas Fault
a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic. Mid Atlantic Ridge
a place where sections of the crust of the Earth move relative to each other. Fault
the two sub-layers of the earth's crust (lithosphere) that move, float, and sometimes fracture and whose interaction causes continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches. Tectonic Plates
A rocky mountain or hill filled with magma and/or lava. Volcano
When the Earth's Ground shakes. Earthquake
the relatively thick part of the earth's crust that forms the large landmasses. Continental Crust
he relatively thin part of the earth's crust that underlies the ocean basins. Oceanic Crust
an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Ring of fire
an actively deforming region where two tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. Convergent Boundary
The region of the interior of the Earth between the core and the crust Mantle
Its underlain by the mantle. Crust

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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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Plate Techtonics Crossword

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The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
An actively forming region where two (or more)tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. Convergent Boundary
A linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent Boundary
A type of fault whose relative motion in predominately horizontal, in either a sinistral(left lateral) or dextral(right lateral) direction. Transform Boundary
A small area or region with a relatively hot temperature in comparison to its surroundings. Hot Spot
A long, narrow ditch. Trench
The biggest crash scene on earth where boundaries mark the collision between two of the planet's tectonic plates. Subduction Zone
The sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate. Subduction
The relatively thick part of the earth's crust that forms the large landmasses. Continental Crust
The relatively think part of the earth's crust that underlies the ocean basins. Oceanic Crust
Hot fluid or semi-fluid material below or within the earth's crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed by cooling. Magma
Hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. Lava
An underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics. Mid Ocean Ridge
A large elongated depression with steep walls formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems. Rift Valley
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. Earthquake
A mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crate or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust. Volcano

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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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Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes Crossword

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hypothesis that states the continents once formed a single landmass continentaldrift
scientist that proposed continental drift Wegener
long, undersea mountain chain with steep valley at it's center midoceanridge
the process which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises to Earth’s surface and solidifies seafloorspreading
study of alignment of magnetic mineral in rock, as it relates to the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles Paleomagnetism
theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere move and change shape platetectonics
solid, outer layer of Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle lithosphere
solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere asthenosphere
he boundary between tectonic plates that are moving away from each other divergentboundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding convergentboundary
he boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other transformboundary
the process by which Earth’s crust breaks apart rifting
piece of lithosphere that has a unique geologic history and that may be part of a larger piece of lithosphere terrane
supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago and that began to break up beginning 250 million years ago Pangaea
single, large ocean that covered Earth’s surface during the time of Pangaea Panthalassa
movement or trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move earthquake
the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape elasticrebound
the location where the first motion of an earthquake occurs focus
point on Earth’s surface directly above an Earthquake’s starting point or focus epicenter
a region of numerous, closely spaced faults faultzone
tracing of earthquake motion that is recorded by a seismograph Seismogram
an instrument that records vibrations in the ground Seismograph
measure of the strength of an earthquake magnitude
in Earth science the amount of damage caused by an earthquake intensity
a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption tsunami
liquid rock produced under Earth’s surface magma
any activity that includes the movement of magma toward or onto Earth’s surface volcanism
magma that flows onto Earth’s surface; the rock that forms when lava cools and solidifies lava

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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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He discovered the theory of continental drift and plate tectonics Alfred Wegener
a hypothetical continent that is all the continents as one Supercontinent
a hypothetical landmass that existed when all the continents were joined together pangea
theory that explains how the continents shift on earths surface continental drift
a long narrow excavation in the ground trench
a linear shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges riftvalley
an underwater mountain system oceanic ridges
a geographic area containing many related mountains mountain ranges
shaking of the earth due to the sudden release of energy in the crust of earth earthquakes
the theory that explains the motion in the lithosphere plate tectonics
rock fractures hat show evidence of relative movement fault
horizontal movement of the faults against each other transfrom
the plates collide at this type of boundary convergent
the plates move away from each other at this boundary divergent
the process at convergent boundaries when one tectonic plate moves under another subduction
the lithosphere and two types; oceanic and continental crust
lava escaping magma filled chambers below the surface volcano
a ring in the pacific ocean where a lot of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur ring of fire
a continental transorm fault through california san andreas
the movement of differently heated liquids convection current

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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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The result of magma rising to Earth's surface and solidifying SeaFloor Spreading
The theory of how large pieces of lithosphere move and change Plate Tectonics
What occurs when forces act in parallel but opposite directions Shear Stress
The bending, tilting and breaking of Earth's crust Deformation
Molten rock produced under the Earth's surface Magma
A volcanically active area of Earth's surface Hotspot
The opening in which volcanic material passes vent
Magma that flows onto Earth's surface Lava
The boundary between colliding tectonic plates convergent boundary
The boundary between tectonic plates moving away from one another divergent boundary
The location where an earthquake occurs focus
Supercontinent that formed 300 million years ago Pangaea
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and outermost part of mantle Tectonic plate
The movement of matter due to differences in density convection
The bending of rock layers due to stress folding
The break in a body of rock Fault
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object Tension
The movement or trembling of the ground that's caused by sudden release of energy earthquake
The point directly above an earthquake's starting point epicenter
A vent in Earth's surface where magma and gas are expelled volcano

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tectonic plate boundaries Crossword

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this scientist had the theory of the continental drift alfred
two plates slide against each other in a sideways motion transform
a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault faultline
changed by extreme heat and pressure to form another rock metamorphic
places where the sea floor spreading takes place midoceanridge
a tall mountain that with a lot of pressure shoots out hot lava volcano
formed by deposition and solidification pf sediments sedimentary
a violent shaking of the ground caused by tectonic plates earthquakes
piece of the crust that floats on the mantle tectonic
hot fluid or semi fluid material within the earth's crust magma
two plates are moving away from one another divergent
formed by cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneous
made of iron, with small amount of nickle core
technical name for the crust and mantle lithosphere
remains of a prehistoric organism preserved in a mold form in a rock fossils
two plates move toward one another and collide convergent
contains most of earths mass (hints: its hot) mantle
hot molten or semi fluid rock erupted from volcano lava
a long high sea wave caused by earth quakes tsunami
outermost later of the planet, with life crust

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Lithosphere Vocabulary Crossword

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The process of which rocks in the earth's crust change forms between sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock cycle
A violent and sudden vibration in the earths crust that can cause great destruction earthquake
A process where rocks can be broken up or separated physical weathering
Environmental condition that can involve long and short term geological processes geohazard
Disintigration or erosion of rocks chemical weathering
Two plates that slowly move away from each other Divergent Boundary
The point, or focus between two plates focal point
Magma that has reached surface of the earth lava
A map that shows the elevation heights of a region topographical map
The exchange of warm liquids for cooler liquids with relation to density convection
waves that compress and extend, move vertically P waves
waves that slide past each other , move horizontally S waves
places where plates slide past each other transform boundary
Earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried be moving or running water and deposited as a sediment silt
a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or large lake tsunami
The theory that earths outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle plate tectonics
the crust and the uppermost mantle which constitute the hard and rigid outer layer of the earth lithosphere
The action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the earths crust then transport it away to another location erosion
A form of mass wasting that includes a wide range of ground movements landslides
an actively deforming region where two or more tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide convergent boundary
The point where an earthquake or underground collision occur epicenter
Repetitive layering in metamorphic rocks Foliation Bedding
Faults that move vertically Reverse fault
a mixture of molten or semi- molten rock found beneath the surface of the earth magma
Underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics mid-ocean ridge
fine grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter clay
an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry flooding
A supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras Pangea
A rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface Volcano
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles. soil
A crack in the earths crust fault

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Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Crossword

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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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