Lipold Plate Tectonics
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the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface
the layer of hot, solid material between the Earth's crust and core
the dense, hot inner layer of Earth
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
a rigid layer made of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
The process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary.
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