What are tectonic plates comprised of?
Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?
The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?
What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?
Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?
How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?
What do we know about the continents we have today?
What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?
What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?
What separates the South American plate and the African plate?
What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?
Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?
What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?
What are tectonic plates?
When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?
If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?
Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.
Which term is best described as the creation of new oceanic crust due to the upwelling of magma?
Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?
What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?
The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by
When the mantle pushes the edges of a tectonic plate higher, gravity can pull downward on it, causing the plate to move. This is known as what?
Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.
Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the samples taken from the ocean floor by the Deep Sea Drilling Project?
What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?
When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.
As the leading edge of a tectonic plate is forced back into the mantle, a small convection current forms beneath it, pulling it downwards. This is known as what?
What are the plates of the Earth's crust?
What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?
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