Science Vocab

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Science Vocab
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  1. waves traveling through the Earth from E.Q.'s
    Seismic Waves
  2. Amount of force in an area
    Pressure
  3. Outer-most layer of the earth
    Crust
  4. type of rock in the Oceanic crust
    Basalt
  5. type of rock in continental crust
    Granite
  6. has convection currents and moves tectonic plates
    Mantle
  7. The hard part of the earth
    Lithosphere
  8. lower, soft part of the mantle
    Asthenosphere
  9. hot, liquid iron and nickel layer ; causes magnetic field
    Outer core
  10. solid most-inner layer ; very dense
    Inner Core
  11. heat transfer through space
    Radiation
  12. heat transfer through touch
    Conduction
  13. heat transfer of fluid ; convection currents
    Convection
  14. amount of stuff in a container (mass, volume)
    Density
  15. the flow that transfers heated fluids
    Convection Currents
  16. continents slowly move over the earth's surface
    Continental Drift
  17. supercontinent ; "all lands"
    Pangea
  18. trace of an organism preserved in rock
    Fossil
  19. plate boundaries under the oceans
    Mid-Ocean Ridge
  20. Sound waves that bounce off hard objects underwater and are recorded
    Sonar
  21. new material is added to ocean floor at divergent ridges
    Sea-Floor Spreading
  22. deep area where OC is subducted under CC
    Deep-Ocean Trench
  23. Oceanic Crust drifting under Continental
    Subduction
  24. Broken pieces of the lithosphere
    Plate
  25. well tested concept that explains observations
    Scientific Theory
  26. pieces of lithosphere in constant motion
    Plate Tectonics
  27. breaks in Earth's crust where rocks slip past
    Fault
  28. two plates that move away from each other
    Divergent Boundaries
  29. trench along a divergent boundary
    Rift Valley
  30. two plates that move towards each other
    Convergent Boundary
  31. two plates slip past each other, going in opposite directions
    Transform Boundary

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