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Plate Tectonics Chapter 3
Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Alfred Wegener
Pangea
the theory that the Earth is divided into rigid pieces called…
the theory that about 250 million years ago, the continents w…
a German meteorologist who in 1915 presented evidence to supp…
the super continent formed over 250 million years ago / The t…
Plate Tectonics
the theory that the Earth is divided into rigid pieces called…
Continental Drift
the theory that about 250 million years ago, the continents w…
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Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
mid-ocean ridge
sea-floor spreading
the theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
the name of the single landmasses that began to break apart 2…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
continental drift
the theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
Pangaea
the name of the single landmasses that began to break apart 2…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
seismic waves
pressure
crust
basalt
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over whi…
layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface
dark, dense igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceani…
seismic waves
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
pressure
force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over whi…
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
mid-ocean ridge
sea-floor spreading
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
seismic waves
crust
mantle
lithosphere
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface
Hot layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and co…
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
seismic waves
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
crust
the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface
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Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridges
Idea that Earth's continents were once together in a single l…
Large supercontinent made up of all the other continents; exi…
Any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
Undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced; ar…
Continental drift
Idea that Earth's continents were once together in a single l…
Pangaea
Large supercontinent made up of all the other continents; exi…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangea
fossil
mid-ocean ridges
hypothesis that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surf…
name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 mil…
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
form long chain of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor
continental drift
hypothesis that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surf…
Pangea
name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 mil…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Tectonic Plates
Asthenosphere
Convection Currents
The cool, rigid, outermost layer of the earth that is divided…
Huge pieces of lithosphere that move around on top of the ast…
The solid, soft layer of the mantle, between the mesosphere a…
The circular motion of liquids or gasses caused by density di…
Lithosphere
The cool, rigid, outermost layer of the earth that is divided…
Tectonic Plates
Huge pieces of lithosphere that move around on top of the ast…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
mid ocean ridge
sea floor spreading
deep ocean trench
subduction
forms long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean fl…
adds more crust to the ocean floor. At the same time, older s…
deep water canyon where the old ocean crust bends downward
the process by which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep oce…
mid ocean ridge
forms long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean fl…
sea floor spreading
adds more crust to the ocean floor. At the same time, older s…
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Plate Tectonics (Chapter 3)
Wegner's theory of continental drift
Pangea
Sonar
Mid ocean ridge
Continents were once joined together in a single landmass and…
name given to the super-continent formed 240 million years ago
What scientists used to map the mid-ocean ridge in the mid-19…
forms when two oceanic plates move apart and molten material…
Wegner's theory of continental drift
Continents were once joined together in a single landmass and…
Pangea
name given to the super-continent formed 240 million years ago
Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
14 terms
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
mid-ocean ridge
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart lon…
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart lon…
Chapter 3 Review - Plate Tectonics
Half life
Isotopes
Parent isotope
Daughter isotope
The time needed for half of a sample of a radioactive substan…
Atoms of the same element that have the same number of proton…
The unstable, radioactive isotope
The stable isotope
Half life
The time needed for half of a sample of a radioactive substan…
Isotopes
Atoms of the same element that have the same number of proton…
Plate Tectonics Chapter 3
continental drift
Panagaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridges
continents slowly move over the Earth's surface
supercontinent
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
long mountain chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean…
continental drift
continents slowly move over the Earth's surface
Panagaea
supercontinent
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock.
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Plate Tectonics - Chapter 3
continental drift
Pangea
fossil
mid-ocean ridges
continents slowly moved over Earth's surface
continents joined together in a supercontinent; single landma…
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
form long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor
continental drift
continents slowly moved over Earth's surface
Pangea
continents joined together in a supercontinent; single landma…
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Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Pangaea
Mesosaurus
Greenland
Scientist that proposed the theory of continental drift
Wegener's supercontinent
fossil evidence used to support the theory of continental drift
climate evidence used to support the theory of continental dr…
Alfred Wegener
Scientist that proposed the theory of continental drift
Pangaea
Wegener's supercontinent
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Ch 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossils
mid-ocean ridge
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
The name of the single landmasses that began to break apart 2…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmasses that began to break apart 2…
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Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics
continent
boundary
crust
continental drift
a large landmass
the point or line where one region ends and another begins
the outer layer of Earth
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
continent
a large landmass
boundary
the point or line where one region ends and another begins
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
A preserved remnant or trace of an organism that lived in the…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Chapter 3 : Plate Tectonics
continental drift
convergent boundary
deep-ocean trench
divergent boundary
Hypothesis that the continents slowly move across the Earth's…
Where two plates move toward each other... Lithosphere is destro…
Deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust…
Where two plates move away from each other.... Lithosphere is fo…
continental drift
Hypothesis that the continents slowly move across the Earth's…
convergent boundary
Where two plates move toward each other... Lithosphere is destro…
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
Wegner's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's s…
the continents joined together in a supercontinent, or single…
any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
scientists found that the seams formed mountain ranges that r…
continental drift
Wegner's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's s…
Pangaea
the continents joined together in a supercontinent, or single…
14 terms
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
Wegner's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's s…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
any trace of an ancient organism that has been perserved in r…
form long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor
Continental Drift
Wegner's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's s…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
Continental drift
Pangea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridges
A process that states that all continents were once joined to…
A supper continent that existed about 300 million years ago.
Any trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in r…
Long chains of mountains that rise up from the ocean floor.
Continental drift
A process that states that all continents were once joined to…
Pangea
A supper continent that existed about 300 million years ago.
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics- Pictures
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridge
The theory that the continents slowly moved to current places
Supercontinent where all the land was together
When an old living thing is turned into rock
Mountains in the ocean formed where the plates move apart
Continental drift
The theory that the continents slowly moved to current places
Pangaea
Supercontinent where all the land was together
Paperclips - Plate Tectonics - Chapter 3
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
the theory that the continents were once combined as one larg…
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
the theory that the continents were once combined as one larg…
Pangaea
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
14 terms
chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
Wegeners idea that the continents slowly moved over earths su…
supercontinent
any trace of an ancient organism that had been preserved in r…
form long chains of mountain ranges that rise up from the oce…
continental drift
Wegeners idea that the continents slowly moved over earths su…
Pangaea
supercontinent
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Fossil
MId-ocean Ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
Continental Drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
Science Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics Lesson 3
divergent boundary
convergent boundary
transform boundary
theory of plate tectonics
plates move away from each other
plates come together
plates slide past each other
states that Earth's plates are in slow, constant motion drive…
divergent boundary
plates move away from each other
convergent boundary
plates come together
Plate Tectonics Chapter 3
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
Pangaea
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
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Chapter 3 plate tectonics
Crust
Oceanic crust
Continental crust
Mantle
The outermost layer of rock also the thinnest
The relatively thin part of the earths crust that underlies t…
The relatively thin part of the earths crust that forms the l…
The portion of the earth between crust and core largest layer…
Crust
The outermost layer of rock also the thinnest
Oceanic crust
The relatively thin part of the earths crust that underlies t…
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
mid-ocean ridge
sea-floor spreading
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
the name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
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Plate Tectonics-Chapter 3
Lithosphere
Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Earth's strong, rigid outer shell of rock
The movements of plates and the forces acting on them
Large-scale movements of continents
A supercontinent that coalesced in the late Paleozoic era and…
Lithosphere
Earth's strong, rigid outer shell of rock
Plate Tectonics
The movements of plates and the forces acting on them
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonis
Stress
Strain
Elastic and Plastic
The existence and movement of rigid lithospheric plates over…
...
...
...
Plate tectonis
The existence and movement of rigid lithospheric plates over…
Stress
...
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chapter 3 plate tectonics
continental drift
pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's…
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
the preserved remanins or traces of an organism that lived in…
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's…
pangaea
the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
14 terms
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridge
the hypothesis ... The hypothesis that states that the continent…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock.
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
Continental drift
the hypothesis ... The hypothesis that states that the continent…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
Chapter 3 plate tectonics
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridge
Sea-floor spreading
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 2 m…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
The process by which molten material add to new oceanic crust…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 2 m…
Fossil
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
Chapter 3 - Plate Tectonics
Wegener's Hypothesis
Continental Drift
Pangea
Shapes of the continents, connecting f…
The continents used to be connected together, but they drifte…
Wegener's idea that the continent slowly moved over earth's s…
Greek "for all lands". Wegner said all the continents had bee…
Wegener's Evidence
Wegener's Hypothesis
The continents used to be connected together, but they drifte…
Continental Drift
Wegener's idea that the continent slowly moved over earth's s…
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
Iron Catastrophe
Chemical differentiation
Archean Eon
Core
Event in Earth's history in which the planet's temperature pa…
Process of forming chemically distinct magma by the incomplet…
Period of geologic time that followed the Hadean Eon, between…
Mass, largely metallic iron, at the center of Earth; composed…
Iron Catastrophe
Event in Earth's history in which the planet's temperature pa…
Chemical differentiation
Process of forming chemically distinct magma by the incomplet…
Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Tectonics
Plate tectonics
Curie temperature
the process in which the continents are moving to their prese…
the study of large-scale movement and deformation of the eart…
deformation to the existence and movement of rigid "plates' o…
the temperature below which magnetic minerals remain magnetic…
Continental Drift
the process in which the continents are moving to their prese…
Tectonics
the study of large-scale movement and deformation of the eart…
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
Divergent
Convergent
Transform
Earthquake, Rift Valley, deep ocean tr…
Plates move apart
Plates come together
Plates slip past each other
Landforms from divergent bounderies
Divergent
Plates move apart
Convergent
Plates come together
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Chapter 3 plate tectonics
Theory of continental drift
Fossils
Seafloor spreading
Sonar
The theory of continental drift states that the continents we…
Fossils are traces of ancient organisms preserved in rock
Rock samples provide direct evidence for seafloor spreading
Sonar is used to map the ocean floor including mid ocean ridges
Theory of continental drift
The theory of continental drift states that the continents we…
Fossils
Fossils are traces of ancient organisms preserved in rock
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Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
Continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
14 terms
Chapter 3 plate tectonics
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
And undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced…
Continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
13 terms
Plate tectonics chapter 3
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid- ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
Continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
chapter 3 plate tectonics
a plate boundary between the North Ame…
two major cities on opposite sides of…
many major earthquakes related to...
chemical composition model
San Andreas fault
los angeles and san francisco
the fault system
crust, mantle, core, and moho discontinuity
a plate boundary between the North Ame…
San Andreas fault
two major cities on opposite sides of…
los angeles and san francisco
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Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
fossil
mid-ocean ridge
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200…
14 terms
Chapter 3 plate tectonics
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid ocean ridge
The hypothesis that continents slowly move across earths surf…
The name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
The undersea mountain range where new ocean floor is produced
Continental drift
The hypothesis that continents slowly move across earths surf…
Pangaea
The name of a single landmass that began to break apart 200 m…
17 terms
Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics
continent
boundary
crust
continental drift
A continent is a large landmass
A boundary is the point or line where on region ends and anot…
The crust is the outer layer of Earth
The idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surfac…
continent
A continent is a large landmass
boundary
A boundary is the point or line where on region ends and anot…
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Plate Tectonics chapter 3 terms
Continental drift
Pangaea
Fossil
Mid-Ocean Ridge
continents slowly moving over the Earth's surface
the last known super continent
any type of trace evidence of an ancient organism preserved i…
mountain ranges that run along the ocean floor
Continental drift
continents slowly moving over the Earth's surface
Pangaea
the last known super continent
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