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tectonic plate boundary
transform plate boundary
boundaries
divergent plate
tectonic plates
subduction
seafloor spreading
mantle convection
mid-ocean ridge
lithosphere
convection currents
convection

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

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

The Dynamic Earth Puzzle Crossword

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One of the 7 great masses of land Continent
The name of the supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago, when all the modern continents were connected. Pangea
The theory that continents have moved slowly to their current locations and continue to move. Continental Drift Theory
The process by which new oceanic crust forms along mid ocean ridges and older crust moves away from the ridge. Sea Floor spreading theory
A long narrow mountain chain found on the floor of the ocean. Mid Ocean Ridge
The distance from the surface of the ocean to ocean floor. Depth
An event that causes the magnetic field to reverse its direction. Magnetic Reversal
A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving away from each other and new crust is forming from magma that rises to the Earth's surface between the two plates. Divergent Plate Boundary
The transfer of heat energy that results from magma becoming heated, less dense, and rising eventually cooling at the surface, becomes more dense and sinks.. Convection Current
The divisions of Earth's outer shell that glide over the mantle. Tectonic Plate
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
The 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 process where dense oceanic crust is forced under the less dense continental crust Subduction

Plate Tectonic Word Search

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Pangaea
Mid Ocean Ridge
Convection
Inner Core
Fault
Folding
Tension
Compression
Transform Boundary
Sea Floor Spreading
Divergent Boundary
Subduction Zone
Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
Tectonic Plate
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Outer Core
Mantle
Crust

The Theory of Plate Tectonics Word Search

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Land mass
Geologist
Transform-boundary
Covergent-boundary
Divergent-boundary
Basin
Plateau
Magnetic-Reversal
Reversed-polarity
Normal-polarity
Seafloor-spreading
Mid-ocean-ridge
Continental-drift
Plate-tectonics
Convection
Ridge-push
Slab-pull
Subduction
Lithosphere
Pangea

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

Dynamic Earth Word Search

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Epicenter
Sea Floor Spreading- Theory
Mantle
Subduction
Core
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Tectonic Plate
Earthquake
Continental Drift-Theory
Fault
Pangaea
Seismic Waves
Mid Ocean Ridge
Focus
Magnetic Reversal
Divergent Plate-Boundary
Crust
Magnetic Field

Tectonic Plates Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
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Wegner's Hypothesis that the continents once formed part of a single landmass. Continental Drift
Identical fossils found in both South America and Western Africa. Fossil Evidence
Similarities in the coastlines of continents. Coastline Evidence
Ages and types of rocks in the coastal regions of separate continents matched. Geological Evidence
Layers of debris from ancient glaciers on separate continents. Climatic Evidence
Undersea mountain chain that forms as magma rises and creates new sea floor as tectonic plates move apart. Mid Ocean Ridge
Geological evidence suggest that Earth's magnetic field has not always pointed North. Magnetic Reversals
The stripes in the sea floor illustrates Earth's alternating magnetic field. Magnetic Symmetry
Plates move away from each other. Divergent Boundary
Plates collide with each other. Convergent Boundary
Two plates slide past each other horizontally. Transform Boundary
New sea floor forms as magma rises to Earth's surface and solidifies at a mid-ocean ridge. Sea Floor Spreading
Another name for the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
As the lithosphere moves away from the mid-ocean ridge it cools and becomes denser. It begins to sub-duct, as the leading edge begins to sink it pulls the rest of the plate along behind it Slab Pull
A large continent that broke up into smaller continents. Supercontinent

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

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