Plate Tectonics Concepts

Directions: Using your knowledge of earth science, for each word group write a few meaningful, illustrative sentences. The sentences communicates your mastery of the content and processes of plate tectonics. Hint: think about what each word set is referring to (what they have in common) and how are they different. Grammar and spelling are important.

  1. inner core, outer core, mantle, crust.
  2. crust, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mantle.
  3. asthenosphere, convection currents, plate tectonics.
  4. outer core, convection currents, mantle, density.
  5. continental drift, plate tectonics, evidence
  6. Pangea, paleoclimates, fossils
  7. Pangea, rock formations, mountain ranges
  8. divergent boundary, geomagnetic reversals, magma
  9. plate boundaries, earthquake belts, P- and S-waves.
  10. sea-floor spreading, divergent boundary, mid-ocean ridges.
  11. transform boundary, divergent boundary.
  12. ocean trench, subduction zones, convergent boundary.
  13. hot spot, Hawaii, mantle.