Earth Science Chapter 12 Vocabulary                               Name ____________________________________


Matching: Match the terms on the right with the descriptions on the left

_____ 1.          Fossils are evidence of this

_____ 2.          Similar mountain ranges are evidence of this.

_____ 3.          A large landmass that once contained all of today’s continents.

_____ 4.          The pulling of one plate under another

_____ 5.          The deepest part of the oceans.

_____ 6.          Can form a rift valley

_____ 7.          Developed by Alfred Wegener

_____ 8.          Where new ocean floor is formed

_____ 9.          The idea that continents were once joined and have moved.

_____ 10.      Helps explain how continents drift.

_____ 11.      Rising and sinking magma caused by differences in temperature.

_____ 12.      A break in the rock where rocks slide past each other

_____ 13.      Also called destructive boundaries

_____ 14.      Are found near island arcs

_____ 15.      Magnetic stripes are evidence of this.

_____ 16.      Salt deposits in Michigan are evidence of this.

_____ 17.      Responsible for many volcanoes1

_____ 18.      Mountains in the middle of the ocean floor.

_____ 19.      Links the idea of continental drift with ocean floor spreading.

_____ 20.      Large sections of crust that form the surface of the Earth.

_____ 21.      The top most solid part of the Earth

_____ 22.      Boundary at the mid ocean ridge.

_____ 23.      The cause of continental drift.

_____ 24.      Responsible Island arcs

_____ 25.      Where plates collide

_____ 26.      Can form mountains.

_____ 27.      Where plates move apart

_____ 28.      The branch of geology that deals with the movement of the Earth’s surface

_____ 29.      Where crust material is destroyed.

_____ 30.      Preserved remains or evidence of a living thing.

_____ 31.      Boundary that has trenches.

_____ 32.      Also called constructive boundaries

_____ 33.      Formed by subduction.

_____ 34.      The idea that new oceanic crusts are created and move outward.

_____ 35.      Where plates slide past each other.

_____ 36.      The type of boundary nearest to us.

_____ 37.      They of boundary from a lateral fault






A.     Fossil

B.     Pangaea

C.     Theory of continental drift

D.     Midocean ridge

E.      Ocean-floor spreading

F.      Transform fault

G.     Trench

H.     Subduction

I.        Theory of Plate tectonics

J.       Plate

K.    Tectonics

L.      Lithosphere

M.   Divergent boundary

N.    Convergent boundary

O.    Strike-slip boundary

P.      Convection Current