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Plate Tectonic Theories and Geological Dating

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  • Q1
    plastic-like part of the mantle on which the tectonic plates float
    asthenosphere
    30s
  • Q2
    densest, hottest, solid, innermost layer
    inner core
    30s
  • Q3
    the crust and the upper mantle that is split into tectonic plates floating on the asthenosphere
    lithosphere
    30s
  • Q4
    thickest layer made of solid and melted rock
    mantle
    30s
  • Q5
    coolest, least dense, thinnest, outermost layer
    crust
    30s
  • Q6
    completely liquid metal layer
    outer core
    30s
  • Q7
    two kinds of crust
    Continental and oceanic
    30s
  • Q8
    solid layer due to the pressure it is under
    Inner core
    30s
  • Q9
    Supporting evidence: fossils, continent shape, landforms
    Continental Drift
    30s
  • Q10
    supporting evidence: discovery of Mid-Atlantic Ridge, rock samples show rocks are older the farther away they are from the ridge
    Seafloor Spreading
    30s
  • Q11
    Supporting evidence: Subduction, earthquakes, volcanoes, mid ocean ridges, previous theories
    Plate Tectonics
    30s
  • Q12
    large pieces of lithosphere that move around on the Earth's surface
    Tectonic plates
    30s
  • Q13
    Theory states that all continents were once joined together in a large land mass that drifted apart
    Continental Drift
    30s
  • Q14
    The name of the giant continent that Alfred Wegner proposed once existed
    Pangaea
    30s
  • Q15
    The process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms at mid ocean ridges
    Seafloor Spreading
    30s

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