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5 Matching Questions

  1. conduction
  2. scientific theory
  3. sea-floor spreading
  4. land features, fossils, and evidence of climate change
  5. Alfred Wegener
  1. a What did Wegener gather evidence from to support his idea of continental drift?
  2. b the process of continually adding new material and land to the ocean floor
  3. c heat transfer between materials or between materials that are touching
  4. d a scientist who hypothesized that all the continents were once joined together in a single landmass and have since drifted apart
  5. e a well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the idea that continents are slowly moving over Earth's surface
  2. the transfer of energy through space
  3. heat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid
  4. waves formed from an earthquake
  5. the three main layers of Earth

5 True/False Questions

  1. plate tectonicsthe theory that states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle


  2. outer corea dense ball of solid metal


  3. heat from the mantle and coreHeat from what source in Earth causes convection currents?


  4. basaltbreaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other


  5. athenospherea soft layer below the lithosphere


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