Unit 1: Plate Tectonics

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The solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle.
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The regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist.
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The chemical and physical processes that break down rock at Earth's surface.
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The act of changing in form or shape or appearance.
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All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of which is in oceans.
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Tectonic process associated with convection currents in Earth's mantle that occurs when the weight of an elevated ridge pushes an oceanic plate toward a subduction zone.
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The wearing away of soil and rock particles by waves, wind, running water, or glaciers.
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A crack in the earth's surface where two pieces of land have moved in different directions.
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The pulling of a tectonic plate as its edge submerges deep into the mantle.The process by which an oceanic tectonic plate sinks under another plate into Earth's mantle.
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The theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere, called plates, move and change shape.
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A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
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Occurs when rock layers bend and buckle from forces inside the earth.