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Earth's Interior #1
Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
Continental Drift
Plate Boundaries
100

What is the name of a supercontinent?

Pangea

100
Which layer is the coldest?
Crust
100

True or False: The Earth is one solid slab of rock

False

100

Creator of continental theory

What is Wegener?

100

Type of plate boundary where 2 plates are moving apart

What is divergent?

200

How are oceanic and continental crusts different?

The oceanic crust is heavier than the continental crust

200
Which layer is made of liquid metal?
Outer Core
200

What is a plate?

a flat dish, typically circular and made of china, from which food is eaten or served.

200

Evidence of matching animal fossils from two separate continents _____________________ and _____________________

What is Africa and South America?

200

type of plate boundary where 2 plates are moving towards each other.

What is convergent?

300
Draw a convection current and name the main layer it occurs in.
1. Asthenosphere
300
List all the layers that are solid
Crust, Mantle (Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, and Lower Mantle), and Inner Core
300
What are the three geological processes that occur at plate boundaries?
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Mountians
300

Evidence of tropical plants were found on this continent

What is Antarctica?

300

Type of plate boundary where 2 plates are sliding past one another

What is transform plate?

400
Name the two forms of evidence that supports sea-floor spreading
1. Pillow like rocks on the ocean floor 2. Rock samples that analyze the age of the rock
400
Which two layers can convection currents occur?
Asthenosphere and Outer Core
400

Who proposed the theory of continental drift?

Alfred Wegener

400

Pangaea existed this many millions of years ago

What is around 250 million years ago?

400

This land form forms when two continental plates converge

What is a mountain?

500
List the four steps of seafloor spreading
1. Mid-Ocean Ridges form 2. Lava comes out 3. Old rock is pushed away 4. New rock is formed when the lava hardens
500
In order from the crust to the core, name all layers of the Earth including the different layers of the mantle
Crust, Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Lower mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core
500

What are the three forms of evidence that support continental drift?

Fossils, Land Features, Climates

500

Continental Drift Theory was not accepted because it did not explain this

What is how the continents moved?

500

The San Andres Fault is this kind of plate boundary 

What is transform fault?

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