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Chapter 1 Sect 5

8th grade science

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Plate A section of the lithoshpere that slowly moves over the asthenosphere, carrying peices of continental and oceanic crust
Scientific Theory A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations.
Plate tectonics The theory that pieces of the Earth's lithoshpere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
Fault A break or crack in the earth's lithoshpere along which the rocks move.
Divergent Boundary A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
Rift valley A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart.
Convergent Boundary A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
Transform Boundary A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions
Created by: sbadger on 2005-09-19



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