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the region where an oceanic plate sinks down into the asthenosphere at a convergent boundary, usually between continental and oceanic plates subduction
the makeup of a rock; describes either the minerals or elements present in it composition
the theory that continents can drift apart from one another and have done so in the past continental drift
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or a gas convection
the boundary between two colliding tectonic plates convergant boundary
the central, spherical part of the Earth below the mantle core
the thin, outermost layer of the Earth, or the uppermost part of the lithosphere crust
the amount of matter in a given space; mass per unit volume density
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other Divergent boundary
: a shaking or trembling of a portion of the earth earthquake
a break in the Earth’s crust along which blocks of the crust slide relative to one another due to tectonic forces fault
magma that flows onto the Earth’s surface lava
the outermost, rigid layer of the Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle lithosphere
the hot liquid that forms when rock partially or completely melts; may include mineral crystals magma
the layer of the Earth between the crust and the core mantle
the theory that the Earth’s lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that move around on top of the asthenosphere and mantle plate tectonic
the boundary between two tectonic pates that are sliding past each other horizontally transform boundary
an act, process, or result of lifting up a part of the Earth’s surface uplift
a mountain that forms when molten rock, called magma, is forced to the Earth’s surface volcano

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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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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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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 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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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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SCIENCE: EARTH'S CRUST Crossword

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the thin and solid outer most layer of the earth above the mantle Crust
the layer of rock between the earths crust and core Mantle
the central part of the earth below the mantle Core
the solid,outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle Lithosphere
the soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move Asthenosphere
the strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core Mesosphere
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid outer most part of the mantle Tectonic Plate
the hypotheses that states that the continents ounce formed the land mass, broke up and drifted to there present location Continental Drift
the process by which organic lithosphere forms as magma rises towards the surface and solidifies. Sea-floor spreading
the theory that explains how large pieces of the earths outermost layer called tectonic plates, move and change shape Plate Tectonics
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent boundary
the boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates Convergent boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding passed each other horizontally Transform Boundary
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object Compression
stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object Tension
The bending of rock layers due to stress Folding
a break in a body of rock which one block slides relative to another Fault
the rising of regions of the earths crust to higher elevations Uplift
the sinking of regions of the earths crust to lower levels Subsidence

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Science Terms Crossword Puzzle

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The central part of the earth below the mantle. Core
The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move. Asthenosphere
The thin and solid outer most layer of earth above the mantle. crust
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid most outer part of the mantle. Tectonic plate
The solid outermost layer of the earth consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. Lithosphere
The hypothesis that states the continents once formed a single land mass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations. Continental drift
The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core. Mesosphere
The layer of rock between the earth's crust and core. Mantle
The process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies. Sea-floor spreading
The theory that explains how large pieces of the earth's outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and change shape. Plate tectonics
The boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates. Convergent boundary
The boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. Divergent boundary
The boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally. Transform boundary
Stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object. Compression
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object. Tension
The bending of rock layers due to stress. Folding
A break in a body of rock along which one block slides relative to another. Fault
The rising of regions of the earth's crust to higher elevations. Uplift
The sinking of regions of the earth's crust to lower elevations. Subsidence
The bending, tilting, and breaking of the earth's crust; the change in the shape of rock in response to stress. Deformation

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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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Plate Tectonics Crossword

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a super-continent that existed approximately 300 million years ago pangaea
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle crust
the layer of the rock between the Earth's crust and core mantle
the central part of the Earth below the mantle core
the solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle lithosphere
the strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core mesosphere
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid, outermost part of the mantle tectonic plate
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to there present locations continental drift
a break in a body of rock along which one block slides relative to another fault
the rising of regions of the Earths crust to higher elevations uplift
the theory that explains how large pieces of the earth outermost layer move and change shape plate tectonics
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object compression
stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object tension
the bending of rock layers due to stress folding
the sinking of regions of the Earths crust to lower elevations subsidence
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies sea floor spreading
the soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move asthenosphere
the boundary formed by the collision of 2 lithospheric plates convergent
the boundary between 2 tectonic plates that are moving away from each other divergent
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally transform

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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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