How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

20 terms

Week 3: Geography/Geology

Students will be tested on their spelling and knowledge of definitions of Week 3: Geology vocabulary.
STUDY
PLAY
atmosphere
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
core
the central part of the Earth
crust
the outer layer of the Earth
earthquake
shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
volcanism
any activity that includes the movement of magma toward or onto Earth's surface
erosion
(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
fault
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
isthmus
a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
landform
feature of Earth's surface (examples: mountains, valley, hill, plain, mesa)
magma
molten rock beneath the earth's surface
mantle
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
convergence
the occurrence of two or more things coming together
peninsula
a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
plate tectonics
the theory that pieces of Earth's crust are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle
plateau
a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
divergence
the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
convection
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas
strait
a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
tsunami
a giant wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor
weathering
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.