Dynamic Earth: Vocabulary and Terms



 

Terms should be introduced and associated concepts developed within each topic and embedded in the subtopics. Provide students with this list of terms. Each page of their pop up book should include terms and relationships among the terms.

abyssal plain

aggregate

Asthenosphere

Batholith

Bedrock

caldera

cast

cinder-cone volcano

clastic

composite volcano

continental drift

core - inner and outer

convection

convergent boundary

crater

crust

deep-sea trench

divergent boundary

epicenter

fault

fault-block mountains

focus

Gondwana

hot spot

lava

lithosphere

magma

magnitude

mantle

mid-ocean ridges

modified Mercalli scale

orogeny

Pangaea

primary wave

Richter scale

ridge push

rift valley

rock cycle

seafloor spreading

secondary wave

shield volcano

seismic gap

stress

subduction

theory of plate tectonics

tsunami

uplifted mountains

vent

viscosity

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