Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
VOCABULARY
plate tectonics- theory that continents are in slow, constant  motion.
continents- huge land masses
Continental Drift- the theory that the continents were once a  single land mass and have broken apart and  “floated” to w...
Alfred Wegener- German geologist who first came up with the  Continental Drift theory in 1915
Pangaea- name that Wegener gave to the land mass known as the Supercontinent
Mid-ocean ridge- the longest mountain chain in the world
Sea-floor spreading- At the mid-ocean ridge, molten material rises  from the mantle, then spreads out, pushing  older roc...
magma- molten mixture of rock-forming substances,  gases, and water that make up the earth’s  mantle
lava- magma that has reached the surface; also the  rock that’s formed when the liquid lava  hardens
volcano a weak spot in the crust where magma has  come to the surface Video  http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?  id=73...
fault- a break in rock where the rocks slide past  each other; a break in the earth’s crust;  earthquakes occur along fau...
earthquake- the shaking that results from the movement  of rock beneath the earth’s surfacehttp://video.nationalgeographi...
uplift- the raising of the earth’s crust; usually results  in mountain formation
intrusion- molten rock that has squeezed into existing  rock and hardened        Intrusion of mafic rock into granite
subduction- process by which the ocean floor sinks back  into the mantlehttp://oregonstate.edu/media/trcnb-hiq
rift valley- a deep valley that forms where two plates  move apart
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Plate tectonics with vocabulary

790

Published on

Published in: Technology, Education
1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • How are you today,
    i hope fine,my name is miss blessing, i saw your profile today at (www.slideshare.net) and i became interested in you i will also like to know more about you, and i will like you to send an email to me so that i can send my photos to you, remember that distance, color or language does not matter but love matters allot in life, am waiting for your reply in my E-mail ID at blessingandrew3@yahoo.com have a nice day yours blessing.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
790
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Plate tectonics with vocabulary"

  1. 1. VOCABULARY
  2. 2. plate tectonics- theory that continents are in slow, constant motion.
  3. 3. continents- huge land masses
  4. 4. Continental Drift- the theory that the continents were once a single land mass and have broken apart and “floated” to where they are today
  5. 5. Alfred Wegener- German geologist who first came up with the Continental Drift theory in 1915
  6. 6. Pangaea- name that Wegener gave to the land mass known as the Supercontinent
  7. 7. Mid-ocean ridge- the longest mountain chain in the world
  8. 8. Sea-floor spreading- At the mid-ocean ridge, molten material rises from the mantle, then spreads out, pushing older rock to both sides of the ridge. This process, called sea-floor spreading, forms the new ocean floor.
  9. 9. magma- molten mixture of rock-forming substances, gases, and water that make up the earth’s mantle
  10. 10. lava- magma that has reached the surface; also the rock that’s formed when the liquid lava hardens
  11. 11. volcano a weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface Video http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/? id=7389841n&tag=mncol;lst;10
  12. 12. fault- a break in rock where the rocks slide past each other; a break in the earth’s crust; earthquakes occur along faults
  13. 13. earthquake- the shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath the earth’s surfacehttp://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/play er/environment/environment-natural- disasters/earthquakes/earthquake-101.html
  14. 14. uplift- the raising of the earth’s crust; usually results in mountain formation
  15. 15. intrusion- molten rock that has squeezed into existing rock and hardened Intrusion of mafic rock into granite
  16. 16. subduction- process by which the ocean floor sinks back into the mantlehttp://oregonstate.edu/media/trcnb-hiq
  17. 17. rift valley- a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×