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Inside the Restless Earth Vocabulary

Puzzle Type: Educational
Teacher: Karen Hampton
Across
The thin and solid outermost layer of the earth above the mantle
The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move
The process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies
The layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object
The solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle
The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core
Down
The sinking of regions of the Earth's crust to lower elevations
A block of lithosphere that consist of the crust and the rigid, outermost part of the mantle
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass.
The central part of the Earth below the mantle
A break in a body of rock along which one block slides relative to another
The bending of rock layers due to stress
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object
The rising of regions of the Earth's crust to higher elevation