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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
32 terms
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
19 terms
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…
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…
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…
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
12 terms
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
18 terms
Plate Tectonics
tectonic plates
the theory of plate tectonics
the theory of continental drift
Pangaea
pieces of the lithosphere
the theory that says that Earth's lithosphere is broken into…
the theory that the continents used to make up one large supe…
the most well-known supercontinent, which began to break up a…
tectonic plates
pieces of the lithosphere
the theory of plate tectonics
the theory that says that Earth's lithosphere is broken into…
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…
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…
10 terms
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…
19 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.
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
14 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.
24 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
20 terms
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…
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.
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…
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
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
10 terms
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
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…
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.
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
22 terms
Plate Tectonics
inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
at the center of the earth, solid iron and nickel
surrounds the inner core, molten iron
thickest layer of the earth, made of molten rock and magma. C…
cooled rocky shell of the earth, broken into tectonic plates
inner core
at the center of the earth, solid iron and nickel
outer core
surrounds the inner core, molten iron
16 terms
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
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
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
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.
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…
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
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.
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…
12 terms
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
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,…
23 terms
Plate Tectonics
radiation
conduction
convection
density
energy transfer through space
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another sub…
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
A measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume.
radiation
energy transfer through space
conduction
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another sub…
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
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.
Plate Tectonics
Volcano
Magma
Magma chamber
Lava
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface.
The molten mixture of rock-forming substances, gases, and wat…
The pocket beneath a volcano where magma collects.
Liquid magma that reaches the surface; also the rock formed w…
Volcano
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface.
Magma
The molten mixture of rock-forming substances, gases, and wat…
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
42 terms
Plate Tectonics
crust
lithosphere
mantle
outer core
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
liquid metal layer deep inside earth
crust
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
lithosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
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
42 terms
Plate Tectonics
crust
lithosphere
mantle
outer core
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
liquid metal layer deep inside earth
crust
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
lithosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
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
20 terms
Plate Tectonics
How many layers of the Earth are there?
What are the names and definitions of…
What is the lithosphere?
What is the asthenosphere?
four
1) the crust is the outer layer of the Earth... 2) the mantle is…
the lower mantle / solid rigid rock
"plastic-like" bendable rock / part of the upper mantle
How many layers of the Earth are there?
four
What are the names and definitions of…
1) the crust is the outer layer of the Earth... 2) the mantle is…
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