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Plate Tetonics Crossword Puzzle

By Jordan Conway

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Across
1.Earth's outermost layer
2.Very dense, solid center of the Earth
8.Forces that create land like Convergent boundaries
9.Surface along which rock breaks and moves
10.Cycle of heating, rising, cooling, and sinking that is thought to be the force behind plate tectonics
11.Largest layer inside Earth, lying directly above the outer core
12.The branch of science concerned with earthquakes and related phenomena
15.A plate boundary where new crust is being created as the old crust on each side moves away as if on a conveyor belt
16.Opening in Earth's surface that often forms a mountain when layers of lava and volcanic ash erupt and build up
18.Process in which one edge of one crustal plate is forced below the edge of another
19.Vibrations caused by breaking rocks along faults
20.Liquid core that surrounds Earth's solid inner core
Down
1.One of the principal land masses of the earth
3.Actively deforming region where two (or more) tectonic plates or fragments of lithosphere move toward one another and collide
4.Mountain ranges on the ocean floor,through the North and South Atlantic
5.The process of transferring heat by movement
6.Plastic-like layer below the lithosphere
7.Theory that Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections that move around
13.Force that destroys land from earthquakes or volcanos
14.The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle
17.Single large landmass made up of all the continents connected together that broke apart 200 million years ago

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