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Key Vocabulary Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonics
Divergent plate boundary
Convergent plate boundary
Transform plate boundary
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Boundary between tectonic plates in which the two plates move…
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Boundary between two plates that are sliding past each other.
Plate tectonics
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Divergent plate boundary
Boundary between tectonic plates in which the two plates move…
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Plate Tectonics
Compression
Upfolds
Downfolds
Active Volcanoes
what happens when Convergent plates meet, forming upfolds and…
Ridges created when convergent plates meet
Valleys created when convergent plates meet
currently erupting or show signs of erupting in the near future
Compression
what happens when Convergent plates meet, forming upfolds and…
Upfolds
Ridges created when convergent plates meet
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Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Pangea
Crust
The theory that the earth is broken into plates and are in mo…
Proposed the continental drift theory in the 1900s
term for the super continent which contained all the plates t…
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
Plate Tectonics
The theory that the earth is broken into plates and are in mo…
Alfred Wegener
Proposed the continental drift theory in the 1900s
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Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Transform Boundary
rift valley
The theory that the earth's lithosphere is broken into pieces…
The solid, outer zone of the Earth that consists of the the c…
The boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past ea…
long, narrow depression formed at divergent boundaries
Plate Tectonics
The theory that the earth's lithosphere is broken into pieces…
Lithosphere
The solid, outer zone of the Earth that consists of the the c…
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Plate Tectonics
Subduction
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Convection Currents
asthenosphere
is the process by which denser oceanic lithosphere sinks back…
a chain of mountain ranges (longest chain in the world) on th…
A circulation pattern in which material is heated and rises i…
region below the lithosphere on which the tectonic plates mov…
Subduction
is the process by which denser oceanic lithosphere sinks back…
Mid-Ocean Ridge
a chain of mountain ranges (longest chain in the world) on th…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
What is a Subduction Zone?
What is a transform plate boundary?
What is a convergent-collision plate b…
What is a divergent boundary?
This is the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced…
Transform is a scientific term for sliding plates.
Convergent is a scientific term for colliding or crashing pla…
Divergent is a scientific term for spreading plates.
What is a Subduction Zone?
This is the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced…
What is a transform plate boundary?
Transform is a scientific term for sliding plates.
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
What is a Subduction Zone?
What is a transform plate boundary?
What is a convergent-collision plate b…
What is a divergent boundary?
This is the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced…
Transform is a scientific term for sliding plates.
Convergent is a scientific term for colliding or crashing pla…
Divergent is a scientific term for spreading plates.
What is a Subduction Zone?
This is the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced…
What is a transform plate boundary?
Transform is a scientific term for sliding plates.
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Plate Tectonics
Continental Crust
Oceanic Crust
Plate Boundary
Divergent Boundary
part of earths crust that consists all continents and major i…
the portion of Earth's crust that is usually below the oceans…
Where two lithospheric plates meet
a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other
Continental Crust
part of earths crust that consists all continents and major i…
Oceanic Crust
the portion of Earth's crust that is usually below the oceans…
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Plate Tectonics Key Vocabulary
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Subduction
theory that the Earth's land masses were once all joined toge…
the outer layer of the Earth that includes the crust and uppe…
the layer of the Earth below the lithosphere, convection curr…
when an oceanic plate collides with either a continental or a…
Plate Tectonics
theory that the Earth's land masses were once all joined toge…
Lithosphere
the outer layer of the Earth that includes the crust and uppe…
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Plate tectonics - Key terms
Focus
Epicentre
Divergent plate boundaries
Convergent plate boundaries
Exact point where the earthquake originates, in the crust.
Point on the surface directly above the focus.
Boundary between tectonic plates in which the two plates move…
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Focus
Exact point where the earthquake originates, in the crust.
Epicentre
Point on the surface directly above the focus.
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Plate Tectonics key terms
Ocean trench
Acid volcano
Tsunami
Composite volcano
A long, narrow linear depression at the bottom of oceans that…
A tall, steep sided volcano
A vast wave created by the movement of tectonic plates
A volcano made up of layers of ash and lava
Ocean trench
A long, narrow linear depression at the bottom of oceans that…
Acid volcano
A tall, steep sided volcano
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Plate tectonics key terms
Collision zone
Composite volcano
Conservative boundary
Continental crust
This is where two plates meet and rub against each other ... A p…
This is a steep sided volcano ... With acidic sticky lava ... It er…
Where two plates meet and run alongside each other
This is the oldest type of crust roughly 3.4 billion years ol…
Collision zone
This is where two plates meet and rub against each other ... A p…
Composite volcano
This is a steep sided volcano ... With acidic sticky lava ... It er…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Subduction Zone
Sliding Plates
Colliding Plates
Spreading Plates
the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced under t…
type of plate boundary: this happens when plates slide past e…
type of plate boundary: plates moving together- causing the p…
type of plate boundary: plates moving apart- causing the magm…
Subduction Zone
the area or zone where one tectonic plate gets forced under t…
Sliding Plates
type of plate boundary: this happens when plates slide past e…
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Plate Tectonics Key Words
continental drift
convergence
sea-floor
sliding
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
A binocular cue for perceiving depth; the extent to which the…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
A force that opposes the direction of motion of an object as…
continental drift
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
convergence
A binocular cue for perceiving depth; the extent to which the…
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Plate Tectonics Key Words
aftershock
asthenosphere
continental drift
convection
A smaller earthquake that follows a more powerful earthquake.
The layer in Earth's upper mantle and directly under the lith…
The hypothesis that Earth's continents move on Earth's surface.
The transfer of energy by the motion of heated gas or liquid;…
aftershock
A smaller earthquake that follows a more powerful earthquake.
asthenosphere
The layer in Earth's upper mantle and directly under the lith…
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Plate tectonics - key Terms
Volcano
Earthquake
Destructive plate margin
Constructive plate margin
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface
Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting f…
Where an oceanic plate is subducted beneath a continental pla…
When two plates move away or DIVERGE from each other. This ca…
Volcano
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface
Earthquake
Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting f…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
SEISMIC WAVE
PRESSURE
CRUST
MANTLE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
the layer of rock that form's Earth's outer surface
the layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core
SEISMIC WAVE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
PRESSURE
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Pangea
Crust
Mantle
Lithosphere
Greek word for "All Earth" (245 million years ago)
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
The layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
The solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the the…
Pangea
Greek word for "All Earth" (245 million years ago)
Crust
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
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Plate Tectonics- Key terms
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Continental Crust
Oceanic Crust
The crust and upper mantle of the earth
Lies beneath the lithosphere and consists mostly of partially
The part of the lithosphere that makes up the continents
The part of the lithosphere that makes up the ocean floors
Lithosphere
The crust and upper mantle of the earth
Asthenosphere
Lies beneath the lithosphere and consists mostly of partially
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Plate tectonics
geologist
rock
geology
constructive force
a scientist who studies the forces that make and shape planet…
A solid mixture of crystals of one or more minerals or other…
The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of…
forces that shape Earth's surface by building up mountains an…
geologist
a scientist who studies the forces that make and shape planet…
rock
A solid mixture of crystals of one or more minerals or other…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Continental Drift
Pangea
Seafloor Spreading
Convection Current
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
the movement of a fluid, caused by different temperature, tha…
Continental Drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangea
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
SEISMIC WAVE
PRESSURE
CRUST
MANTLE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
the layer of rock that form's Earth's outer surface
the layer of hot, semi-solid material between Earth's crust a…
SEISMIC WAVE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
PRESSURE
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
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Plate tectonics key terms
continental drift
Pangea
seafloor spreading
plate tectonics
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
the theory that pieces of Earths crust are in constant motion…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangea
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Seafloor Spreading
Plate Tectonics
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
The theory that pieces of Earth's crust are in constant motio…
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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Plate Tectonics Key Words
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Inner Core
Outer Core
Consists of the crust and the rigid upper section of the mant…
The semi-molten mass below the lithosphere on which the plate…
It's in the centre and is the hottest part of the Earth. It i…
It's the layer surrounding the inner core. It is a liquid lay…
Lithosphere
Consists of the crust and the rigid upper section of the mant…
Asthenosphere
The semi-molten mass below the lithosphere on which the plate…
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Plate tectonics key terms
Continental drift
Pangaea
Sea floor spreading
Crust
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across the ear…
The name of the single land mass. that broke apart 200 millio…
The process by which molten material is adds new ocean attic…
The layer of rock that forms earths outer surface.
Continental drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across the ear…
Pangaea
The name of the single land mass. that broke apart 200 millio…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
SEISMIC WAVE
PRESSURE
CRUST
MANTLE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
the layer of rock that form's Earth's outer surface
the layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core
SEISMIC WAVE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
PRESSURE
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
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Plate Tectonics Key Concepts
Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory
Development of Plate Tectonic Theory
Earth's Internal Structure; Evidence f…
Seismology
- The crust and upper mantle is composed of rigid lithospheri…
1. Rocks and The Rock Cycle ... 2. The Earth's Internal Structur…
A. Seismology ... B. Gravity and Rock Density ... C. Meteorites and…
- Seismic waves ... - Wave velocity and rock type... - Wave refract…
Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory
- The crust and upper mantle is composed of rigid lithospheri…
Development of Plate Tectonic Theory
1. Rocks and The Rock Cycle ... 2. The Earth's Internal Structur…
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Plate tectonics key terms
Aftershock
asthenosphere
Benioff zone
Core
A minor earthquake or tenor following a larger and more power…
The partial liquid layer - part of the mantle - on which the…
The zone of melting at a destructive margin as one plate dive…
The central 'core' of the earth rich in iron and nickel compr…
Aftershock
A minor earthquake or tenor following a larger and more power…
asthenosphere
The partial liquid layer - part of the mantle - on which the…
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Plate Tectonics key terms
constructive force
destructive force
seismic wave
crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
constructive force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
destructive force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Constructive Force
Destructive Force
Seismic Wave
Crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
Constructive Force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
Destructive Force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
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Key Term Plate Tectonics
Constructive Force
Destructive Force
Seismic Wave
Crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface
Constructive Force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface
Destructive Force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Constructive Force
Destructive Force
Seismic Waves
Crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
Constructive Force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
Destructive Force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Constructive Force
Destructive Force
Seismic Wave
Crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
Constructive Force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
Destructive Force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
constructive force
destructive force
seismic wave
crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
constructive force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
destructive force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Constructive Force
Destructive Force
Seismic Wave
Crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earths surface
A force that ears away features on the surface of earth
A vibration that travels through earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms earths outer surface
Constructive Force
A force that builds up land masses on Earths surface
Destructive Force
A force that ears away features on the surface of earth
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Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonics
Crust
Mantle
Core
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Earth's outermost layer.
The layer of the earth between the crust and the core
Hot center of the Earth, made of iron and nickel.
Plate tectonics
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Crust
Earth's outermost layer.
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Plate Tectonics key terms
Plate tectonics
Ridge axis
Hot spot
Palaeomagnetism
A theory that attempts to explain formation and distribution…
The distance between the 2 edges of the plates.
A point on the surface of the Earth located above a plume of…
Iron particles in lava on the ocean floor are aligned with th…
Plate tectonics
A theory that attempts to explain formation and distribution…
Ridge axis
The distance between the 2 edges of the plates.
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Plate tectonics, Key terms
Drift
Pangaea
Convection
Mantle
The hypothesis that continents move slowly is called continen…
All continents once might have been connected in a large land…
The cycle of heating, rising, cooling, and sinking is a _____…
Just below Earth's crust is the ________.
Drift
The hypothesis that continents move slowly is called continen…
Pangaea
All continents once might have been connected in a large land…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
SEISMIC WAVE
PRESSURE
CRUST
MANTLE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
the layer of rock that form's Earth's outer surface
the layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core
SEISMIC WAVE
a vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
PRESSURE
the amount of force pushing on a surface or area
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Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes
mountains
divergent
trench
these geological features from when one tectonic plate subduc…
two converging continental plates form this geological feature
tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
a _________ is formed at a subduction zone
Volcanoes
these geological features from when one tectonic plate subduc…
mountains
two converging continental plates form this geological feature
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
wegner's hypothesis
pangaea
mesosaurus
plate tectonics
hypothesis of continental drift that says continents had once…
supercontinent, meaning all land.
a reptile whose fossil remains are limited to eastern South A…
earth's lithospheric plates move slowly relative to each othe…
wegner's hypothesis
hypothesis of continental drift that says continents had once…
pangaea
supercontinent, meaning all land.
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Contindental Drift
Pangaea
Seafloor Spreading
Plate Tectonics
The hypothesis that the continents slowly moved across the Ea…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
The theory that pieces of the Earth's crust are in constant m…
Contindental Drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly moved across the Ea…
Pangaea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
continental drift
Pangaea
sea floor spreading
plate tectonics
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
the theory that pieces of earths crust are in constant motion…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earths…
Pangaea
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
19 terms
Plate Tectonics Key Terms
continental drift
Pangaea
seafloor spreading
plate tectonics
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
the name of the single land mass that broke apart 200 million…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
the theory that pieces of Earth's crust are in constant motio…
continental drift
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangaea
the name of the single land mass that broke apart 200 million…
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Plate tectonics key terms
Contental drift
Pangea
Crust
Mantle
The hypothesisis that the continents slowly moved across Eart…
Is the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 milli…
The first layer of earth.
The next layer under the Crust. It has an upper layer called…
Contental drift
The hypothesisis that the continents slowly moved across Eart…
Pangea
Is the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 milli…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
constructive force
destructive force
seismic wave
crust
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
constructive force
A force that builds up land masses on Earth's surface.
destructive force
A force that wears away features on the surface of Earth.
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Plate tectonics key definitions
Natural disaster
Hot spot
Seismic waves
Volcano
A major natural hazard that causes significant social, enviro…
A point on the surface of the Earth located above a plume of…
Shock waves released by the rupture of rock strata at the foc…
An opening or vent through which magma, molten rock ash or vo…
Natural disaster
A major natural hazard that causes significant social, enviro…
Hot spot
A point on the surface of the Earth located above a plume of…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms 1-13
Subduction
Lithospheric/Tectonic Plate
Trench
Divergent Boundary
When two of the planet's plates, after millions of... years, mee…
Regions or sections of the Earth's crust and upper mantle tha…
A long, steep depression along the ocean... floor usually found…
This is a feature between two tectonic plates... that are spread…
Subduction
When two of the planet's plates, after millions of... years, mee…
Lithospheric/Tectonic Plate
Regions or sections of the Earth's crust and upper mantle tha…
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Plate Tectonics Key Terms
Continental Drift
Pangea
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
The soft, plastic-like layer of the mantle on which the litho…
Continental Drift
The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
Pangea
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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