3 Written questions
3 Multiple choice questions
- a process that continually adds new material to the ocean floor
- the process by which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle
- In sea-floor spreading, the sea floor spreads apart along both sides of a mid-ocean ridge as new crust is added. As a result, the ocean floors move like conveyor belts, carrying the continents along with them.
2 True/False questions
mid-ocean ridge → an undersea mountain chain that is part of a long system of mountains that winds beneath Earth's oceans.
What is the evidence for sea-floor spreading? → Several types of evidence supported the theory of sea floor spreading: eruptions of molten material, magnetic stripes in the rock of the ocean floor, and the ages of the rocks themselves.