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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
21 terms
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…
32 terms
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
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…
71 terms
Plate Tectonics
divergent
Oceans
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
rift
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
The __________-__________ __________ is an example of a diver…
When a divergent boundary occurs on land a __________, or sep…
divergent
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
Oceans
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
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Plate Tectonics
Divergent Boundary
Rift Valley
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Convergent Boundary
Plates Pull Apart
magma rises, cools, and creates new crust at a divergent boun…
Underwater Mountain Ranges are created by sea floor spreading
Plates Push Together
Divergent Boundary
Plates Pull Apart
Rift Valley
magma rises, cools, and creates new crust at a divergent boun…
6 terms
Plate Tectonics
Crust
Oceanic Crust
Continental Crust
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Rigid, upper most layer of the earth
Thin, dense, upper most layer of earth that is found under th…
Thick, upper most layer of earth that is found beneath contin…
Occurs at spreading centers, where two oceanic plates diverge…
Crust
Rigid, upper most layer of the earth
Oceanic Crust
Thin, dense, upper most layer of earth that is found under th…
30 terms
Plate tectonics
A hot spot is
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
Continental drift is...
Pangea
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
The idea that the worlds land masses are slowly moving over t…
The supercontinent made of all continents that existed millio…
A hot spot is
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
20 terms
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…
39 terms
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…
71 terms
Plate Tectonics
divergent
Oceans
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
rift
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
The __________-__________ __________ is an example of a diver…
When a divergent boundary occurs on land a __________, or sep…
divergent
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
Oceans
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
23 terms
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.
Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Pangaea
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
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
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
23 terms
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.
15 terms
Plate Tectonics
Density
Convection Current
Magnetosphere
Pangaea
Measure of how much mass in a volume of a substance
Heating and cooling of a fluid or gas. Changes the density of…
Due to convection currents in Earth's only liquid layer, prot…
The Super Continent that existed around 300 million years ago…
Density
Measure of how much mass in a volume of a substance
Convection Current
Heating and cooling of a fluid or gas. Changes the density of…
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Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Convection Currents
Crust
Subduction
The movement of Earth's Lithosphere that causes major geologi…
Heat flowing through the mantle caused by heat from Earth's c…
The layer of solid rock that forms Earth's surface
When an oceanic plate dives back into the mantle.
Plate Tectonics
The movement of Earth's Lithosphere that causes major geologi…
Convection Currents
Heat flowing through the mantle caused by heat from Earth's c…
25 terms
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
Plate Tectonics
Continental drift
Pangaea-
Plate tectonics-
Plate-
a hypothesis that originally proposed that the continents had…
the proposed supercontinent that 200 million years ago began…
the theory that proposes that Earth's outer shell consists of…
one of numerous rigid sections of the lithosphere that moves…
Continental drift
a hypothesis that originally proposed that the continents had…
Pangaea-
the proposed supercontinent that 200 million years ago began…
Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
magnetic reversal
mid-ocean ridge
hypothesis that continents are in constant motion
ancient supercontinent, composed of land that forms today's c…
event in which the magnetic field reverses direction
mountain range located on the seafloor in the middle of the o…
continental drift
hypothesis that continents are in constant motion
Pangaea
ancient supercontinent, composed of land that forms today's c…
71 terms
Plate Tectonics
divergent
Oceans
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
rift
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
The __________-__________ __________ is an example of a diver…
When a divergent boundary occurs on land a __________, or sep…
divergent
At a __________ plate boundary new crust is created as two or…
Oceans
__________ can be created or grow wider where plates diverge…
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Plate Tectonics
Convergent
Divergent
Transform
Fault
When two plates collide
When plate boundaries seperate
Plates slide past each other, often causing faults
A fracture zone formed at a transform boundary
Convergent
When two plates collide
Divergent
When plate boundaries seperate
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Plate tectonics
seismic waves
Pressure
crust
mantle
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
Force per unit area.
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and co…
seismic waves
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy rele…
Pressure
Force per unit area.
28 terms
Plate Tectonics
transform boundary
fault
tectonic plate
scientific theory
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opp…
A break in Earth's crust where masses of rock slip past each…
A section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthe…
A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observati…
transform boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opp…
fault
A break in Earth's crust where masses of rock slip past each…
21 terms
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
40 terms
Plate Tectonics
density
tectonic plates
transform boundary
mantle
The ratio of mass and volume of a substance.
Large pieces of lithosphere that consist of the crust and upp…
Boundary where two lithospheric plates move past one another.
Layer that contains most of Earth's mass and is made of hot r…
density
The ratio of mass and volume of a substance.
tectonic plates
Large pieces of lithosphere that consist of the crust and upp…
27 terms
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.
Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangaea
mid-ocean ridge
seafloor spreading
hypothesis that continents are in constant motion... Alfred Wege…
ancient supercontinent, composed of land that forms today's c…
mountain range located on the seafloor in the middle of the o…
new oceanic crust forms at a mid-ocean ridge as old oceanic c…
continental drift
hypothesis that continents are in constant motion... Alfred Wege…
Pangaea
ancient supercontinent, composed of land that forms today's c…
Plate tectonics
A hot spot is
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
Continental drift is...
Pangea
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
The idea that the worlds land masses are slowly moving over t…
The supercontinent made of all continents that existed millio…
A hot spot is
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
27 terms
Plate Tectonics
Pangea
Alfred Wegener
Continental Drift
Harry Hess
A hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land…
Came up with Continental Drift
Continents formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to…
Discovered Sea Floor Spreading
Pangea
A hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land…
Alfred Wegener
Came up with Continental Drift
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Plate Tectonics
crust
mantle
outer core
inner core
outer layer of the Earth's surface, there are two types- ocea…
middle layer of the earth, it is not a solid or liquid, it is…
liquid layer of the earth, made mostly of iron and nickel
solid layer of the earth, made mostly of iron and nickel
crust
outer layer of the Earth's surface, there are two types- ocea…
mantle
middle layer of the earth, it is not a solid or liquid, it is…
36 terms
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
30 terms
Plate tectonics
A hot spot is
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
Continental drift is...
Pangea
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
The idea that the worlds land masses are slowly moving over t…
The supercontinent made of all continents that existed millio…
A hot spot is
A location that is volcanically active even though it is not…
Most of the worlds volcanoes and earth…
plate boundaries, especially convergent boundaries
10 terms
Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegner
Oceanic Plate
Continental Plate
Uplift
Developed the theory of the Continental Drift.
Thin plates that form the ocean floor; more dense than contin…
thicker but less dense than oceanic crust
A rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mo…
Alfred Wegner
Developed the theory of the Continental Drift.
Oceanic Plate
Thin plates that form the ocean floor; more dense than contin…
32 terms
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
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
Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Seafloor spreading
plate tectonics
hypothesis that states that continents have moved slowly to t…
one large landmass containing all the continents
new seafloor is created as hot, less dense magma is forced to…
Theory that states that earth's crust and upper mantle is bro…
Continental Drift
hypothesis that states that continents have moved slowly to t…
Pangaea
one large landmass containing all the continents
Plate Tectonics
Theory of Plate Tectonics
Theory of Continental Drift
Uniformitarianism
Evidence for Continental Drift Theory
The Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections c…
The gradual movement of the continents across the Earth.
Processes occurring today have been occurring since Earth for…
1) The shapes match (continents)... 2) Same fossils found on dif…
Theory of Plate Tectonics
The Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections c…
Theory of Continental Drift
The gradual movement of the continents across the Earth.
26 terms
Plate tectonics
divergent boundary
convergent boundary
transform boundary
mid ocean ridge
move apart
coming together,collide
grind, scrape, rub against
An underwater mountain chain where new ocean floor is formed.
divergent boundary
move apart
convergent boundary
coming together,collide
19 terms
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
11 terms
Plate Tectonics
Convection
Convergent
Divergent
Transform
Tectonic plates move because of convection(heating and coolin…
Plates move together and cause mountains, volcanoes and trenc…
Plates move apart and cause ocean ridges.
Plates slide past each other and cause earthquakes.
Convection
Tectonic plates move because of convection(heating and coolin…
Convergent
Plates move together and cause mountains, volcanoes and trenc…
19 terms
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
17 terms
Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Pangaea
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
11 terms
Plate Tectonics
convection
convergent plate boundary
divergent plate boundary
lithosphere
The circulation of material caused by differences in temperat…
forms where two plates collide.
forms where two tectonic plates separate.
the cold and rigid outermost rock layer of Earth.
convection
The circulation of material caused by differences in temperat…
convergent plate boundary
forms where two plates collide.
17 terms
Plate Tectonics
Continent
Boundary
Crust
Continental Drift
Is a large landmass.
Is the point of line where one region ends and another begins.
Is the outer layer of the Earth.
Continents slowly moved over Earth's surface became known as…
Continent
Is a large landmass.
Boundary
Is the point of line where one region ends and another begins.
29 terms
Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Tectonic plates
Theory that proposed that Earth's continents were moving base…
rigid layer made up of the crust + the upper part of the mantle
It's in the outer part of the mantle, but below the lithosphe…
pieces of the lithosphere that move slowly atop the asthenosp…
Continental Drift
Theory that proposed that Earth's continents were moving base…
Lithosphere
rigid layer made up of the crust + the upper part of the mantle
19 terms
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
19 terms
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
26 terms
Plate tectonics
lithosphere
asthenosphere
outer core
inner core
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
The plastic region of the mantle just below the lithosphere,…
liquid metal layer deep inside earth
solid metal layer in earths core
lithosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
asthenosphere
The plastic region of the mantle just below the lithosphere,…
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