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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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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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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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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 Word Search

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continental boundaries
ring of fire
transform fault
divergent
convergent
subduction
gps
convection current
convection
floating plates
lithosphere
iron minerals
central asia
moving plates
earth
plate boundary
sea floor spreading
megma
fault
tectonic plates

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plate tectonics Word Search

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BOUNDARIES
CONTINENTAL
CONVERGENT
CRUST
DIVERGENT
EARTH
EARTHQUAKES
FAULT
LAND
LITHOSPHERE
MAGMA
MANTLE
MOUNTAINS
OCEANIC
PLATE
PLATE TECTONICS
RIFT
SAN ANDREA'S FAULT
SEAFLOOR
TRANSFORM
TRENCHES
TSUNAMI
VOLCANOES

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Plate Tectonic Vocab- Earth Systems Crossword

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a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth's surface. Continental Drift
the assembly of most or all of Earth's continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass Supercontinent
an underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics. Mid-Ocean Ridge
linear zone where the Earth's crust and lithosphere are being pulled apart rift
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs through the upwelling of magma at midocean ridges Sea Floor Spreading
branch of geophysics concerned with magnetism in rocks Paleomagnetism
theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust Plate tectonics
the upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere Asthenosphere
the layer of granitic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which form the ocean floors Oceanic crust
sudden and violent shaking of the ground Earthquake
mountain or hill,having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted Volcano
a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Pacific Ring Of Fire
hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses, believed to have been in existence before the continents broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods. Pangaea
two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other Divergent Boundry
two (or more) tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. Convergent boundary
These boundaries mark the collision between two of the planet's tectonic plates Subduction Zone
curved chain of volcanic islands located at a tectonic plate margin ( at the edge). Island Arc
a type of fault that moves away from each other horizontally. Transform boundary
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 Convection
the layer of granitic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which form the continents Continental 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 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 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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PLATE TECTONICS Crossword

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the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations. Continental drift
a long, undersea mountain that has a steep, narrow valley at its center, that forms as magma rises from the asthenosphere, and that creates new oceanic lithosphere ( sea floor ) as tectonic plates move apart. Mid-ocean ridges
the valley at the center of the ridge was a crack in Earth's crust. Rift
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere ( sea floor ) forms as magma rises to Earth's surface and solidifies at a mid-ocean ridge. Sea-floor spreading
the study of the alignment of magnetic minerals in a rock, specifically as it relates to the reversal of Earth's magnetic poles. Paleomagnetism
the theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere, called plates, move and change shape Plate tectonics
the solid, outer layer of Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. Lithosphere
the solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere. Asthenosphere
dense and made up of rock that is rich in iron and magnesium. Oceanic crust
low density and is made up of rock that is rich in silica. Continental crust
when tectonic plates move, sudder shifts can occur along their boundaries. Earthquakes
form when plate motions generate magma that erupts on Earth's surface. Volcanoes
a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Pacific Ring of Fire
move away from each other Divergent boundary
move towards each other Convergent boundary
the place where two lithosphere plates come together, one on top of the other Subduction zone
a curved chain of volcanic islands located at a tectonic plate margin, typically with a deep ocean trench Island Arc
slide past each other horizontally Transform boundary
the movement of tectonic plates Convection
the supercontinent that was once a big landmass Pangea

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