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Science Vocabulary - Plate Tectonics
convergent boundary
transform boundary
divergent boundary
continental drift
a plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
a place where two plates slip past each other, moving in oppo…
a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other
the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's…
convergent boundary
a plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
transform boundary
a place where two plates slip past each other, moving in oppo…
10 terms
Science vocabulary plate tectonics
Continental drift
Convergent Boundary
Divergent Boundary
Fault
The hypothesis that continents slowly move across Earth's sur…
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A break or crack in Earth's lithosphere along which the rocks…
Continental drift
The hypothesis that continents slowly move across Earth's sur…
Convergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
17 terms
Science Vocabulary : Plate Tectonics
Inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
A thick layer of Earth just between the crust and the core th…
A thin outer layer of rock above Earth's mantle, including al…
Inner core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
outer core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
42 terms
Science Vocabulary - Plate Tectonics
crust
mantle
core
lithosphere
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
the central part of the Earth below the mantle
the solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the crus…
crust
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
mantle
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
19 terms
Science 8: Plate Tectonics
Pangaea
Sea-floor spreading
Plate Tectonics
Tectonic Plate
the super continent where all the continents were once all co…
when two oceanic plates pull apart, magma rises and new crust…
the theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
a piece of the lithosphere that moves around on top of the as…
Pangaea
the super continent where all the continents were once all co…
Sea-floor spreading
when two oceanic plates pull apart, magma rises and new crust…
12 terms
Science plate tectonics vocabulary
Crust
Mantle
Inner Core
Outer Core
the outer layer of the earth 40 miles deep
between crust and core 80% of total earths volume 1,800 miles…
a solid sphere in the middle of the earth last part
a fluid layer 1400 miles thick
Crust
the outer layer of the earth 40 miles deep
Mantle
between crust and core 80% of total earths volume 1,800 miles…
Science Vocabulary Plate Tectonics
Scientific Theory
Fossil
Asthenosphere
Pangaea
A well tested concept that explains a wide range of observati…
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock.
The soft layer of mantle on which the plates float.
Single landmass that broke apart over 200 million years ago.
Scientific Theory
A well tested concept that explains a wide range of observati…
Fossil
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock.
31 terms
Earth Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Lithospheric Plates
Tectonic Plates
Divergent Plates
Convergent Plates
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...
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Lithospheric Plates
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Tectonic Plates
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Earth Science: plate tectonics vocabulary
Lithospheric Plates
Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
A number of rigid, but moving, pieces of the Earth's surface.
Theory of the formation and movement of the plates that cover…
The outer shell of Earth that extends to a depth of 100km.
The partially melted layer of the mantle that underlies the l…
Lithospheric Plates
A number of rigid, but moving, pieces of the Earth's surface.
Plate Tectonics
Theory of the formation and movement of the plates that cover…
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Continental Drift Theory
Seafloor spreading
Plate tectonics theory
Lithosphere
Wegeners hypothesis that all continents were once connected i…
Hess's theory is that new seafloor is formed when magma is fo…
Theory that earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into pl…
Rigid layer of the earth about 100 km thick, made of the crus…
Continental Drift Theory
Wegeners hypothesis that all continents were once connected i…
Seafloor spreading
Hess's theory is that new seafloor is formed when magma is fo…
26 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Plate Tectonics
Seafloor Spreading
idea that continents move slowly across Earth's surface
large ancient landmass that consisted of all the continents o…
theory that Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into pl…
process that forms new seafloor as hot material is forced upw…
Continental Drift
idea that continents move slowly across Earth's surface
Pangaea
large ancient landmass that consisted of all the continents o…
8 terms
Science: Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Geology
Sedimentary layers
Sedimentary rocks
Seismic wave
Study of physical earth
Layers of fine sand, soil, rocks and organic materials left b…
Rocks that forms when sediments are compacted and cemented to…
A vibration that travels through .earth carrying energy relea…
Geology
Study of physical earth
Sedimentary layers
Layers of fine sand, soil, rocks and organic materials left b…
10 terms
Science plate tectonics vocabulary
mid ocean range
sea floor spreading
subduction
plate
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
the process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep ocean…
a section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthe…
mid ocean range
an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced…
sea floor spreading
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
29 terms
Science Chapter 5 Plate Tectonics
seismic waves
pressure
crust
basalt
Vibrations that travel through the Earth carrying the energy…
Results from a force pressing on an area.
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin.
Is a dark rock with a fine texture.
seismic waves
Vibrations that travel through the Earth carrying the energy…
pressure
Results from a force pressing on an area.
20 terms
Science Vocabulary Plate Tectonics
Asthenosphere
continental drift
convection
convergent boundary
layer in the upper part of Earthś mantle
hypothesis alfred wegener
transfer of thermal energy
plates colliding
Asthenosphere
layer in the upper part of Earthś mantle
continental drift
hypothesis alfred wegener
59 terms
Earth Science 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.
The 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
Earth Science - 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 Tectonic Vocabulary Science
volcanoes
Plate Tectonics
Plates
Asthenosphere
opening in Earth's surface that erupts sulfurous gases, ash,…
theory that Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into pl…
a large section of Earth's oceanic or continental crust and r…
the plastic like layer of Earth on which the lithosphere plat…
volcanoes
opening in Earth's surface that erupts sulfurous gases, ash,…
Plate Tectonics
theory that Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into pl…
Science vocabulary plate tectonics
Continental drift
Plate tectonics
Sea floor spreading
Subduction
Hypothesis that todays continets were once part of a single l…
Theory that earths surface is made up of giant moving slabs c…
Process by which a new sea floor is formed by pushing older r…
Process where one tectonic plate is pulled beneath another
Continental drift
Hypothesis that todays continets were once part of a single l…
Plate tectonics
Theory that earths surface is made up of giant moving slabs c…
23 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Geologist
density
crust
mantle
A scientist who studies the non-living parts of Earth as well…
the degree of compactness of a substance
the thin, outer most layer of the Earth. Composed of basalt (…
the thickest layer of the Earth composed of hot rock between…
Geologist
A scientist who studies the non-living parts of Earth as well…
density
the degree of compactness of a substance
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Science vocabulary : plate tectonics
inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
...... A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inne…
a layer of semi solid rock between Earths outer core and crus…
...... A thin outer layer of rock abovethe earths mantle, includ…
inner core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
outer core
...... A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inne…
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Science Vocabulary: Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
Theory
Sea-Floor Spreading
the hypothesis proposed by Alfred Wegener that the continents…
the theory that Earth's surface is made of giant tectonic pla…
a system of ideas that gives explanations and evidence to exp…
the process by which new sea floor forms as magma rises to cr…
Continental Drift
the hypothesis proposed by Alfred Wegener that the continents…
Plate Tectonics
the theory that Earth's surface is made of giant tectonic pla…
22 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
hot spot
Mid-oceanic ridge
Subduction
Transform Boundary
the vocalnic activty that develops above rising plumes of magma
The huge underwater mountain ranges that are present in every…
One plate sinking beneath the other
Occurs were two plates move past eachother in opposite direct…
hot spot
the vocalnic activty that develops above rising plumes of magma
Mid-oceanic ridge
The huge underwater mountain ranges that are present in every…
17 terms
Science vocabulary: plate tectonics
Inner core
Outer core
Mantle
Crust
A solid sphere of metal, mainly nickel and iron, at Earth's c…
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
A layer of semi solid rock between Earth's outer core and cru…
A thin outer layer of cooled rock above the mantle, including…
Inner core
A solid sphere of metal, mainly nickel and iron, at Earth's c…
Outer core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
14 terms
Science Vocabulary: Plate Tectonics
inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
A thick layer of earth just between the crust and the core th…
A thin outer layer of cooled rock above the mantle including…
inner core
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
outer core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
Science Vocabulary for Plate Tectonics
convergent boundary
divergent boundary
earthquake
fault
the boundary between 2 plates that move toward eachother
the boundary between 2 plates that move away from eachother
vibrations caused by the rupture and the sudden movement of r…
a crack or fracture in the earth's lithosphere along which mo…
convergent boundary
the boundary between 2 plates that move toward eachother
divergent boundary
the boundary between 2 plates that move away from eachother
19 terms
Earth Science - 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
29 terms
Science Plate Tectonics- Vocabulary
Seismic Waves
Pressure-
Crust
Basalt
When earthquakes occur, they produce these
Results from a force pressing on an area
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture found in ocea…
Seismic Waves
When earthquakes occur, they produce these
Pressure-
Results from a force pressing on an area
25 terms
Science: Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Asthenosphere
Conduction
Continental Crust
Continental Drift
The weaker, upper portion of the Earth's mantle
The transfer of heat energy within a material due to temperat…
The Earth's outer layer of the rock that composes the contine…
an early theory that the continents float on the mantle and h…
Asthenosphere
The weaker, upper portion of the Earth's mantle
Conduction
The transfer of heat energy within a material due to temperat…
11 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Alfred Wegener
Asthenosphere
Conduction
Constructive force
was a German polar researcher, geophysicist, and meteorologist.
It lies below the lithosphere, at depths between approximatel…
the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmit…
in earth science are the processes that build things.
Alfred Wegener
was a German polar researcher, geophysicist, and meteorologist.
Asthenosphere
It lies below the lithosphere, at depths between approximatel…
Plate Tectonics Vocabulary- Science
Continental Drift
Sonar
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Sea-Floor Spreading
movement of continents throughout geological time
for detecting things that are underwater or to find out the d…
underwater mountain range formed by plate tectonics and an up…
new oceanic crust is formed through volcanic activity
Continental Drift
movement of continents throughout geological time
Sonar
for detecting things that are underwater or to find out the d…
26 terms
Science Vocabulary-plate tectonics
continental-continental collision
outer core
rift valley
crust
boundary where two plates carrying continental crust push tog…
layer of liquid metal which is mainly made of iron and nickel…
deep valley formed as tectonic plates move apart
the thin outermost layer of the earth, it is made of cool rock
continental-continental collision
boundary where two plates carrying continental crust push tog…
outer core
layer of liquid metal which is mainly made of iron and nickel…
15 terms
Science Vocabulary: Plate tectonics
inner core
outer core
mantle
crust
A solid sphere of metal, mainly nickel and iron, at Earths ce…
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
A layer of semi-solid rock between Earths outer core and crus…
A thin layer of cool rock above the mantle,including all dry…
inner core
A solid sphere of metal, mainly nickel and iron, at Earths ce…
outer core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner co…
22 terms
8th Science ~ PLATE TECTONICS VOCABULARY
crust
continental crust
oceanic crust
mantle
smallest section of Earth's layers
relatively thick part of crust that lies beneath land and is…
relatively thin part of the crust that lies beneath the ocean…
largest section of Earth's layers - composed of three layers
crust
smallest section of Earth's layers
continental crust
relatively thick part of crust that lies beneath land and is…
14 terms
Science: Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
continental drift
Pangea
plate tectonics
mid-ocean ridges
the idea that continents move around on Earth's surface
an ancient, huge landmass composed of earlier forms of today'…
a theory explaining how the plates move
a long chain of undersea mountains
continental drift
the idea that continents move around on Earth's surface
Pangea
an ancient, huge landmass composed of earlier forms of today'…
15 terms
Plate Tectonics Science Vocabulary
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
PANGAEA
FOSSIL
MID-OCEAN RIDGE
The hypothesis that the continents move slowly across Earth's…
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 the continents move slowly across Earth's…
PANGAEA
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
39 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Alfred Wegener
Asthenosphere
Conduction
Constructive Force
German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.
The upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere
The process by which sound waves travel through medium
Are the processes that build land formations
Alfred Wegener
German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.
Asthenosphere
The upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere
21 terms
Earth Science - Plate Tectonics
Crust
Mantle
Core
Lithosphere
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
The layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core.
The central part of the Earth below the mantle.
The solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the crus…
Crust
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
Mantle
The layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core.
48 terms
Science plate tectonics vocabulary
Layers by composition
Crust
Mantle
Core
Crust, mantle, core
Thin rocky layer
Solid rocky shell... that goes down 2890 km
Sphere composed of iron-nickel alloy
Layers by composition
Crust, mantle, core
Crust
Thin rocky layer
23 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Plate Tectonics Theory
Asthenosphere
Plasticity
Convection Currents
says lithosphere plates are moving
the part of the mantle made of plasticity which allows the pl…
the state of having characteristics of both a solid and a liq…
the circular motion of liquids or gases caused by density dif…
Plate Tectonics Theory
says lithosphere plates are moving
Asthenosphere
the part of the mantle made of plasticity which allows the pl…
20 terms
Science Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Convergent Plate boundary
Oceanic-Oceanic Convergent Plate Bound…
Oceanic-Continental Convergent Plate B…
Continental-Continental Convergent Pla…
Occurs where two plates push together
The older plate will subduct back into the mantle because it…
The oceanic crust will sub duct because it is older, colder,…
Since the plates are the same density neither plate sub ducts…
Convergent Plate boundary
Occurs where two plates push together
Oceanic-Oceanic Convergent Plate Bound…
The older plate will subduct back into the mantle because it…
13 terms
Science vocabulary, plate tectonics
Divergent, oceanic ridges
Divergent, underwater mountain ranges
Convergent , trench
Divergent, rift zones
Underwater mountain ranges where the crust is spreading apart…
Long, continuous volcanic chain of various mountains
A deep depression of the sea floor caused by the subduction o…
A large valley shaped area of the earth in which plates of th…
Divergent, oceanic ridges
Underwater mountain ranges where the crust is spreading apart…
Divergent, underwater mountain ranges
Long, continuous volcanic chain of various mountains
16 terms
Science- Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
Compression Stress
Tension Stress
Shearing Stress
Convergent Boundary
Stress caused by pushing together
Stress caused by pulling apart
Stress caused by pull apart in opposite, parallel directions
Plates pushing together
Compression Stress
Stress caused by pushing together
Tension Stress
Stress caused by pulling apart
13 terms
Science Vocabulary/Plate Tectonics
Ring of Fire / Convergent
Underwater Mountain Ranges / Divergent
Mountain Ranges On Land / Convergent
Trench / Convergent
An Area where volcanoes are concentrated on the edges of cont…
Long, continuous volcanic chain of various mountains.
A series or chain of mountains that are close together and ri…
A deep depression of the sea floor caused by the subduction o…
Ring of Fire / Convergent
An Area where volcanoes are concentrated on the edges of cont…
Underwater Mountain Ranges / Divergent
Long, continuous volcanic chain of various mountains.
32 terms
Science vocabulary plate tectonics
Seismic waves
Pressure
Crust
Mantle
When earthquakes occur, they produce...
...results from a force pressing on an area.
The ... is the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin.
Below the boundary is the solid material of the ..., a layer…
Seismic waves
When earthquakes occur, they produce...
Pressure
...results from a force pressing on an area.
32 terms
Science Vocabulary- Plate Tectonics
seismic wave
convection current
continental drift
Pangaea
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid
the idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surfac…
word meaning "all lands" in Greek and name of the supercontin…
seismic wave
A vibration that travels through Earth carrying the energy re…
convection current
the flow that transfers heat within a fluid
8 terms
Science Vocabulary plate tectonics
athenosphere
lithosphere
crust
mantle
the upper portion of the mantle consisting of partially molte…
the outer part of the Earth, consisting of the crust and the…
the layer which forms the outer surface of the Earth on which…
the layer of the Earth found beneath the crust, which is main…
athenosphere
the upper portion of the mantle consisting of partially molte…
lithosphere
the outer part of the Earth, consisting of the crust and the…
12 terms
Science Vocabulary - Plate Tectonics
continental drift
sea-floor spreading
plate tectonics
convergent boundary
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma r…
the theory that the Earth's lithosphere is divided into tecto…
the boundary formed by the collision of the two lithospheric…
continental drift
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
sea-floor spreading
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma r…
11 terms
Science vocabulary - plate tectonics
Continental drift
Plate tectonics
Theory
Subduction
The hypothesis that today's continents were once a part of a…
Giant moving slabs of rock under the earths surface
A system of ideas that explains many related observations abo…
The process by which one tectonic plate is pulled beneath ano…
Continental drift
The hypothesis that today's continents were once a part of a…
Plate tectonics
Giant moving slabs of rock under the earths surface
15 terms
Plate Tectonics Science Vocabulary
continental drift
pangaea
fossil
MID-OCEAN RIDGE
the hypothesis move slowly across earth's surface
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
a trace of an ancient organism that has been perserved in rock
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced;…
continental drift
the hypothesis move slowly across earth's surface
pangaea
the name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million…
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