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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…
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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
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
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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.
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Plate Tectonics Earth Science
Layers
Asthenosphere
Lithosphere
Mesosphere
The Earth is composed of several _____________.
A layer of slowly flowing rock in the mantle.
The outermost, ridged layer of the Earth
The strong, lower part of the mantle
Layers
The Earth is composed of several _____________.
Asthenosphere
A layer of slowly flowing rock in the mantle.
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Plate Tectonics/Earth Science
Fujita Scale
subduction zone
longitude
caldera
______ ______... (sorry for #s)
_____ _____
______
______
Fujita Scale
______ ______... (sorry for #s)
subduction zone
_____ _____
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earth science plate tectonics terms
asthenosphere
convergent
diverging
epicenter
a layer of the earth that acts like a thick plastic
coming together
moving apart
the place on the earth's surface directly above the focus
asthenosphere
a layer of the earth that acts like a thick plastic
convergent
coming together
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LYNCHBURG Earth Science CONCANNON Plate Tectonics Terms
Earthquakes
Continental Rifting
Continental Volcanic Arc
Convergent Plate Boundaries
Along all plate boundaries. Plates shifting/moving causes them.
Landmass may split into two or more smaller continents- the H…
Hot magma is buoyant and gradually rises toward the surface w…
the sites where 2 plates are moving toward each other and col…
Earthquakes
Along all plate boundaries. Plates shifting/moving causes them.
Continental Rifting
Landmass may split into two or more smaller continents- the H…
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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…
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Earth Science-Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegner
Divergent boundary
Convergent boundary
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Founder of the theory of continental drift and Pangea
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Plate Tectonics
A theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plat…
Alfred Wegner
Founder of the theory of continental drift and Pangea
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Earth Science Plate tectonics
Pangaea
Sea-floor speading
plate techtonics
tectonic plates
(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the…
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
theory that the lithosphere is made up of plates that float o…
Sections of the Earth's crust that move due to convection cur…
Pangaea
(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the…
Sea-floor speading
the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust t…
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Plate Tectonics: Earth Science
Mantle
Mesosphere
Crust
Density
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenospher…
Thin outermost layer is above the mantle
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the sub…
Mantle
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
Mesosphere
The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenospher…
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Earth science Plate tectonics
continental drift
mid ocean ridge
sea floor spreading
paleomagnetism
con·ti·nen·tal drift... noun... the gradual movement of the contine…
mid·o·cean ridge... ˌmidōSH(ə)n ˈrij/... nounGEOLOGY... noun: mid-ocea…
seafloor spread·ing... nounGEOLOGY... noun: sea-floor spreading... the…
pa·le·o·mag·net·ism... ˌpālēōˈmaɡnətizəm/... noun... the branch of geo…
continental drift
con·ti·nen·tal drift... noun... the gradual movement of the contine…
mid ocean ridge
mid·o·cean ridge... ˌmidōSH(ə)n ˈrij/... nounGEOLOGY... noun: mid-ocea…
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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…
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plate tectonics - earth science
converging
diverging
transform
crust
2 plates that move towards each other
2 plates that move apart from each other
2 plates that move in opposite directions
outer layer made of solid rock that includes both dry land an…
converging
2 plates that move towards each other
diverging
2 plates that move apart from each other
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Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere
Tectonic Plates
Asthenosphere
Convection Currents
The cool, rigid, outermost layer of the earth that is divided…
Huge pieces of lithosphere that move around on top of the man…
The solid, soft layer of the mantle, between the mesosphere a…
Moves the tectonic plates with the circular motion of magma c…
Lithosphere
The cool, rigid, outermost layer of the earth that is divided…
Tectonic Plates
Huge pieces of lithosphere that move around on top of the man…
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Earth Science/Plate Tectonics
What are the layers of the Earth from…
Which layers make up a tectonic plate?
Who used the theory 'similar rocks and…
How do studies of the ocean floor supp…
Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
The crust and upper mantle
Wegener
The oceanic crust is younger at a ridge and older near a trench
What are the layers of the Earth from…
Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
Which layers make up a tectonic plate?
The crust and upper mantle
earth science plate tectonics
crust
inner and outer core
the earths crust compares to what
oceanic crust
the layer that you live on, it is the most widely studied and…
even hotter with pressures so great you would be squeezed int…
the skin of an apple
only 3-5 miles thick (8 kilometers) , Basaltic, more dense, m…
crust
the layer that you live on, it is the most widely studied and…
inner and outer core
even hotter with pressures so great you would be squeezed int…
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Earth Science Plate Tectonics
crust
lithosphere
asthenosphere
mantle
the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the man…
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and upper…
The plastic (semi-liquid) region of the mantle just below the…
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
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 upper…
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Plate Tectonics Earth Science
continental drift
fault
sea-floor spreading
plate tectonics
A single large landmass that broke into smaller pieces to for…
A break or crack in the earth's crust.
A new seafloor is formed through magma rising to surface at a…
The theory that explains why and how the plates and continent…
continental drift
A single large landmass that broke into smaller pieces to for…
fault
A break or crack in the earth's crust.
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MR Earth Science Plate Tectonics
What is the Lithosphere?
Evidence that supported Wegener's hypo…
Transform Fault Boundary
Asthenosphere
The rigid outer part of the earth. Broken up into plates that…
Fossils of the same types found on different continents, Simi…
A boundary in which two plates slide past each other without…
The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates mov…
What is the Lithosphere?
The rigid outer part of the earth. Broken up into plates that…
Evidence that supported Wegener's hypo…
Fossils of the same types found on different continents, Simi…
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Earth/Environmental Science Plate Tectonics Study Guide
Focus
Epicenter
Fault
Elastic Rebound
Point within The Earth where an earthquake starts.
Location on surface directly above the Focus.
a fracture in Earth where plate movement has occured
The springing back of a rock to its original position
Focus
Point within The Earth where an earthquake starts.
Epicenter
Location on surface directly above the Focus.
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Earth Science Plate Tectonics
Mantle
Outer Core
Inner Core
Plates
Thick, hot, convective layer of the earth
Located below the mantle and believed to be composed of liqui…
Believed to be mostly made of solid Iron metal and nickel; in…
Pieces of the lithosphere that move around; each has a name;…
Mantle
Thick, hot, convective layer of the earth
Outer Core
Located below the mantle and believed to be composed of liqui…
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Earth/Environmental Science Plate Tectonics Study Guide
Focus
Epicenter
Fault
Elastic Rebound
Point within The Earth where an earthquake starts.
Location on surface directly above the Focus.
a fracture in Earth where plate movement has occured
The springing back of a rock to its original position
Focus
Point within The Earth where an earthquake starts.
Epicenter
Location on surface directly above the Focus.
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Earth Science Final Study Guide: Plate Tectonics
What prevents geologists from directly…
Geologists use direct evidence from __…
Geologists learn about Earth's interio…
Seismic waves reveal the structure of…
Heat, Pressure, Density
Rocks
Seismic waves (when earthquakes happen)
Speed and Paths
What prevents geologists from directly…
Heat, Pressure, Density
Geologists use direct evidence from __…
Rocks
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Earth Science Study Guide for Plate Tectonics Test
What did Alfred Wegener suggest?
What did Harry Hess suggest?
What is the theory of sea floor spread…
What is a subduction zone?
Continents don't stay in one place but instead they drifted a…
New crust is generated at rift valleys while old crust is rec…
New ocean crust is formed at mid-ocean ridges or divergent pl…
The area of the asthenosphere where the plate melts
What did Alfred Wegener suggest?
Continents don't stay in one place but instead they drifted a…
What did Harry Hess suggest?
New crust is generated at rift valleys while old crust is rec…
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LSMS Earth Science Plate Tectonics
atmosphere
lithosphere
hydrosphere
biosphere
the layer of gases surrounding a planet
the surface of the earth down into the mantle, about 60 miles
all of earth's water on the surface, underground and in the air
areas of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and earth's surface wher…
atmosphere
the layer of gases surrounding a planet
lithosphere
the surface of the earth down into the mantle, about 60 miles
19 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
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Earth Science Plate Tectonics
lithosphere
asthenosphere
plate tectonics
continental drift
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
a theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust and ma…
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
lithosphere
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
asthenosphere
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
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
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Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
Divergent Boundary
Transform Boundary
Convergent Boundary
Plate Tectonics
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opp…
A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
Divergent Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
Transform Boundary
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opp…
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earth science plate tectonics
asthenosphere
lithosphere
subduction
plasticity
just below the lithosphere
top part of the upper mantle, makes up the plates
Old ocean floor becomes partially molten rock (moves under pl…
ability to flow like a liquid due to lots of heat and pressure
asthenosphere
just below the lithosphere
lithosphere
top part of the upper mantle, makes up the plates
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Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
Pangaea
Wegener
Continental Drift
magentometer
a land mass made of all the continents.
Scientist who developed theory of continental drift
theory that earth's continents were joined as a single contin…
a device that can detect small changes in magnetic fields
Pangaea
a land mass made of all the continents.
Wegener
Scientist who developed theory of continental drift
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Earth Science--Vocab Terms: Plate Tectonics
Continental drift
Strike-slip fault
Transform boundary
Crust
The gradual movement of the continents across the earth's sur…
a type of fault where rocks on either side move past each oth…
A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opp…
Earth's outermost layer.
Continental drift
The gradual movement of the continents across the earth's sur…
Strike-slip fault
a type of fault where rocks on either side move past each oth…
22 terms
Earth Science: Chapter 9 Plate Tectonics Guide
Know the composition of each of earth'…
Explain Alfred Wegener's hypothesis of…
What were his ideas of what could have…
Describe the evidence Wegener used to…
Lithosphere (Sphere of rock)=the plates-all of the crust and…
Continents had once been joined to form a single super contin…
He proposed that tidal influence of the moon was strong enoug…
1). Jigsaw Fit of the Continents-The outline of the various c…
Know the composition of each of earth'…
Lithosphere (Sphere of rock)=the plates-all of the crust and…
Explain Alfred Wegener's hypothesis of…
Continents had once been joined to form a single super contin…
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Earth Science Plate Tectonics
crust
inner and outer core
the earths crust compares to what
oceanic crust
the layer that you live on, it is the most widely studied and…
even hotter with pressures so great you would be squeezed int…
the skin of an apple
only 3-5 miles thick (8 kilometers) , Basaltic, more dense, m…
crust
the layer that you live on, it is the most widely studied and…
inner and outer core
even hotter with pressures so great you would be squeezed int…
16 terms
earth science-plate tectonics study guide
contenental drift
Alfred Wegener
pangea
what was Wegener's hypothesis?
the idea that the continets once moved over earths surface to…
a german scientists that became curious about why some contin…
a supercontinent that some believe once existed
his hypothesis was rejected by many because Wegener could not…
contenental drift
the idea that the continets once moved over earths surface to…
Alfred Wegener
a german scientists that became curious about why some contin…
42 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
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…
29 terms
Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Continental Drift Hypothesis
Continental Drift
Evidence in Support of Continental Drift
-first proposed continental drift in 1915
Supercontinent called Pangaea began breaking apart about 200…
continents drifted to present positions
fit of the continents... fossil evidence... rock type, structural s…
Alfred Wegener
-first proposed continental drift in 1915
Continental Drift Hypothesis
Supercontinent called Pangaea began breaking apart about 200…
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Earth Science Plate Tectonics
asthenosphere
lithosphere
subduction
plasticity
solid rock, can flow like a liquid
rigid layer of rock, mantle and crust
at trenches, the ocean floor plunges back into earth
the ability of a solid to flow like a liquid
asthenosphere
solid rock, can flow like a liquid
lithosphere
rigid layer of rock, mantle and crust
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…
Earth Science Plate Tectonics Study Guide
Plate Tectonic Theory
cause of movement
divergent
convergent
When crust shift around and move
convection heating down at the bottom of the earth
split or coming apart in opposite directions
plate tectonics coming together
Plate Tectonic Theory
When crust shift around and move
cause of movement
convection heating down at the bottom of the earth
22 terms
Earth Science Chapter 9: 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…
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…
18 terms
Earth Science Plate Tectonics Study Guide
In his 1915 book, The Origin of Contin…
Each of the rigid slabs of the earth's…
The mechanism responsible for producin…
The type of plate boundary where plate…
Continental Drift
Plates
Seafloor spreading
...
In his 1915 book, The Origin of Contin…
Continental Drift
Each of the rigid slabs of the earth's…
Plates
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Earth Science--Plate Tectonics Test
Pangea
Tectonic Plate:
Divergent Boundary:
Convergent Boundary:
A supercontinent containing all of Earth's land that existed…
Large movable plates under the Earth's surface.
A plate boundary where two plates move AWAY from each other.
A plate boundary where two plates move TOWARD each other.
Pangea
A supercontinent containing all of Earth's land that existed…
Tectonic Plate:
Large movable plates under the Earth's surface.
31 terms
Earth Science - Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonic theory
What does hot mantle rock do?
Plate tectonics - What happens when pl…
Where are the sites of most earthquake…
Earth's crust, or lithosphere (crust and rigid mantle), consi…
Rises from the core and moves along under the crust until it…
Mountains are pushed up... Earthquakes release built up stress... V…
Plate boundaries
Plate tectonic theory
Earth's crust, or lithosphere (crust and rigid mantle), consi…
What does hot mantle rock do?
Rises from the core and moves along under the crust until it…
31 terms
Science Study Guide: Intro to Earth and Plate Tectonics
geosphere
atmosphere
asthenosphere
oceanic crust
includes all the earth's layers, rocks, and all metals on earth
includes all of the gases and earth's weather
the most liquid part of the mantle between the lithosphere an…
part of the earth's crust underneath the ocean and is made mo…
geosphere
includes all the earth's layers, rocks, and all metals on earth
atmosphere
includes all of the gases and earth's weather
34 terms
CMS Earth Science Plate Tectonics
Alfred Wegener
Pangea
Arthur Holmes
Harry Hess
Proposed the theory of Continental Drift
A supercontinent containing all of Earth's land that existed…
This person described mantle heat flow in terms of convection
An American geologist who discovered sea floor spreading by u…
Alfred Wegener
Proposed the theory of Continental Drift
Pangea
A supercontinent containing all of Earth's land that existed…
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