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science crossword

Puzzle Type: Educational
author: hope
Across
The boundary formed by the collision of two lithosphere plates
When rocks are pushed together by compression, reverse faults often form
The boundary between two tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally
the thin and sold outermost layer of the earth above the mantle
The rising of regions of the earth's crust to higher elevations
The solid, outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations
The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core
The bending of the rock layers due to stress
The process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object
Down
When rocks are moved, horizontally by opposing forces, strike-slip faults often form
When rocks are pulled apart because of tension, normal faults often form
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid, outermost part of the mantle
The sinking of regions of the earth's crust to lower elevations
The layer of rock between the earth's crust and core
The central part of the earth below the mantle
The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move
Stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object
The boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
A break in a body of rock along which one block slides relative to another