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6th Grade Science Terms

the sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate.
When the moon passes directly between Earth and the Sun.
The earth's crust is broken into pieces called.
A violent storm in the ocean.
The action of rotating around an axis or center.
An imaginary line that the Earth rotates
An imaginary line around the middle of the planet between the northern and southern hemispheres.
a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance
The curved path an object revolves around a planet or moon.
When two plates are moving and they get stuck but keep being pushed.
a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator
Occurs at a full moon when the Earth is directly between the moon and the Sun.
When an object comes between the sun and a planet blocking the light.
A type of boundary when two plates are being pushed into each other.
A type of boundary that the two plates are moving side-to-side.
A type of boundary that when two plates are moving away from each other.
a tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.
the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.
Twice each year the sun crosses the equator, making day and night equal.
a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water.