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Earth Science Unit 9

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  • Q1
    The hypothesis that the continents slowly move across Earth's surface
    Continental Drift
    30s
  • Q2
    The name of a single land mass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents.
    Pangaea
    30s
  • Q3
    A deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle
    Deep-ocean trench
    30s
  • Q4
    A device that determines the distance of an object under water by recording echoes of sound waves
    Sonar
    30s
  • Q5
    The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor
    Sea-floor spreading
    30s
  • Q6
    A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock
    Fossil
    30s
  • Q7
    An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced; a divergent plate boundary
    Mid-ocean ridge
    30s
  • Q8
    Scientist who hypothesized that all the continents were once connected and had many pieces of evidence, but no mechanism for the movement.
    Alfred Wegener
    30s
  • Q9
    American geologist who studied mid-ocean ridges. Studies showed that continental drift happens through plate tectonics and sea floor spreading.
    Harry Hess
    30s
  • Q10
    Vibration of Earth due to the rapid release of energy in the crust.
    Earthquake
    30s
  • Q11
    The point within Earth where an earthquake starts.
    Focus
    30s
  • Q12
    The location on the surface of Earth where the earthquake was centered.
    Epicenter
    30s
  • Q13
    Fractures in Earth where movement has occurred.
    Fault
    30s
  • Q14
    First seismic waves felt, cause a back and forth motion.
    P Waves
    30s
  • Q15
    Second seismic waves felt, cause a rolling motion.
    S waves
    30s

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