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Plate Tectonics

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the scientist that introduced the Theory of Continental Drift Alfred Wegener
the name that Alfred Wegener gave the supercontinent Pangea
what causes the movement of the plates convection currents in the asthenosphere
plate boundary where two plates collide convergent boundary
plate boundary where two plates separate or divide divergent
plate boundary where two plates slide past each other transform
landform that is created when two continental plates collide mountain
landform that is created when a continental plate collides with an oceanic plate volcano
process that occurs when a plate that is more dense sinks under a plate that is less dense subduction
extremely deep area of the ocean floor trench
area along the edge of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur Ring of Fire
five pieces of evidence of Plate Tectonics Theory Continents fit like a puzzle. Plant and animal fossils line up when continents are together. Rock patterns match when continents are together. Glacial striations match when continents are together. Mountain ranges match when continents are together.
what causes tsunamis movement of ocean floor
two things that happen in the Ring of Fire volcanoes and earthquakes
this process continually adds new ocean floor along both sides of the mid-ocean ridge seafloor spreading
underwater mountain range mid-ocean ridge
This causes mountains to increase in elevation. colliding plates
Created by: Nisey1996