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WMS Plate Tectonics

Unit 2 2nd 9 Weeks

What was the name of the supercontinent that broke apart millions of years ago? Pangaea
Who was the geologist who first proposed the theory of continental drift? Alfred Wegener
The theory that states that Earth's continents are slowly drifting apart. continental drift
The remains of once living plants or animals. fossils
The theory that explains the movement of Earth's plates. plate tectonics
The layer of the Earth that is broken into plates lithosphere
The layer of the Earth that causes Earth's plates to move asthenosphere
The type of heat transfer that causes Earth's plates to move convection
The process that adds new crust to the ocean floor seafloor spreading
The geologist who proposed seafloor spreading Harry Hess
Created by: sfelder