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APES Plate Tectonics
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The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations
(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
Preserved remains of once-living organisms
At plate boundaries, Earth's crust is broken (fault) and rocks slip past each other in one of 3 types of plate boundaries.
A boundary where the plates are moving AWAY from each other.
Plates collide, causing one plate to go underneath or both edges crumble, creating mountains
Plates that are moving past each other (rubbing next to each other) in opposite directions
Earth's thickest layer made of hot rock and is less dense than the core, less hot, and has less pressure on it. It also has plasticity
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
The soft layer of the Mantle on which the tectonic plates move
A destructive plate margin where oceanic crust is being pushed down into the mantle beneath a second plate.
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor
An area where a column of hot material rises from deep within a planet's mantle and heats the lithosphere above it, often causing volcanic activity at the surface.
Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth.
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