Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics Unit Review

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Plate Tectonics Unit Review
Vocabulary to know:
Asthenosphere
convergent plate boundary
Glossopteris
Magnetometer
mid-ocean ridge
plates
Sea-floor spreading
trench
Continental Drift Theory
divergent plate boundary
inner core
mantle
outer core
plate tectonics
subduction zone
convection currents
Glomar Challenger
lithosphere
Mesosaurus
Pangaea
ridges
transform fault
Concepts to know:
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Be able to fully explain the Theory of Plate Tectonic.
Be able to fully explain the Continental Drift Theory.
Be able to identify and name the six main plates.
Be able to explain and name the different types of plate boundaries.
Be able to explain what happens when two plates collide.
Be able to identify features that form as a result of plates colliding.
 Be able to name and explain and identify key facts concerning the different layers of the
Earth.
 Be able to explain the role that both Harry Hess and Alfred Wegener played when it comes
to plate tectonics.
What to study for the test?
 The two biggest things to study are the notes and the readings. Pay special attention to
the chapter reviews.
 Also look over any labs and activities that we have done. I try to pull questions from
them as well.
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