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Plate Tectonics

Matthew Caison

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1.Earth's crust and part of the upper mantle are broken into sections
4.an opening made by splitting, cleaving, etc.; fissure; cleft; chink.
5.a hypothetical landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that separated toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.
6.seven great land masses on the globe
8.to move apart
11.rigid layer of Earth's crust and a part of the upper mantle
12.a hypothetical landmass in the Northern Hemisphere near the end of the Paleozoic Era: split apart to form North America and Eurasia.
15.hot, less dense material below Earth's crust rises toward the surface at the mid-ocean ridge
16."universal sea," such as that which surrounded Pangaea
18.hot, less dense material below Earth's crust rises toward the surface at the mid-ocean ridge
19.to come together
20.move on a plasticlike layer of the mantle
2.current in Earth's mantle that transfers heat in earths interior and is the driving force for plate tectonics
3.to convert or change
7.any rock formation or series of formations or the area in which a particular formation or group of rocks is predominant.
9.German Scientist
10.A theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust and many associated phenomena as resulting from the interaction of rigid lithosph
13.plasticlike layer of Earth on which the lithospheric plates float and move around
14.all land
17.portion of the Earth's crust that lies beneath the ocean floor

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