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bbms heinz plate tec

bbms heinz plate tectonics quiz

QuestionAnswer
what is a "crustal plate boundary"? the place where two plates touch
what evidence did Mr. Wegener have to support his idea of continental drift? land pieces are like puzzles, fossil evidence and no climate reversal
what evidence did Mr. Hess have for sea floor spreading? pillow lava, old rocks near continents, magnetic strips
name the four layers of earth's interior. crust, mantle, inner core, outer core
which layer of earth is cooled and solid? crust
which layer of earth is a hot semisolid? mantle
which layer of earth is very dense and made of metal? core
which layer of earth is made of iron and nickel? core
which layer of earth is the thickest layer? mantle
what do scientists call the crust and the top, ridged part of the mantle? lithosphere
what causes the tectonic plates to move? convection currents in the mantle
what process is responsible for the same fossil types to be found on continents separated by an ocean? plate tectonics
the shape of the continents fitting together like puzzle pieces is evidence for plate tectonics true
Are fossils being found on continents separated by an ocean is evidence for plate tectonics. yes
Is mantle composition (or what the mantle is of) is evidence for plate tectonics. no
Are mountains chains are evidence for plate tectonics yes
Are weather patterns are evidence for plate tectonics. no
the ring of fire is the edge of what tectonic plate. pacific
Are earthquakes are found at crustal plate boundaries. yes
Are volcanoes are found at crustal plate boundaries. yes
Are mountains found at crustal plate boundaries. yes
Are hurricanes found at crustal plate boundaries. no
what causes tectonic plates to move? convection in the mantle
what happens to the temperature in the earth as you get deeper in the earth? temperature increases
what plate motion is it when two plates crash into each other? convergent
what plate motion is it when two plates pull apart from each other? divergent
what plate motion is it when two plates grind past each other? transform
what type of plate motion creates mountains, volcanoes and trenches? convergent
what type of plate motion creates rift valleys and mid ocean ridges? divergent
which type of plate motion creates huge earthquakes? transform
Why did most scientists reject Wegener's idea of continental drift? he did not know what made the continents move
semi-solid Can move like a liquid but is holds it shape like a solid
convergent When things come together
divergent When things move apart
transform To slide, rub and scrape
lava Melted rock that is on the outside of a volcano
magma Melted rock that is in a volcano
convection Heat that flows up and then sinks down when cool
Earth's Interior All the layers of earth – crust, mantle and core
continental crust The crust that has a continent on it
oceanic crust The crust that has an ocean on it
boundary The place where two plates (pieces of crust) touch
crust The outer layer of earth
mantle The layer of earth under the crust that flows because of convection
core The inner most part of earth made of nickel and iron
plates The broken pieces of earth’s crust