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Chapter Test Study Guide

May 22, 2015

Chapter Study Guide A. Chapter Vocabulary - Know the definitions of the following terms. Crust – the thin and solid outermost layer of the earth above the mantle Mantle – the layer of rock between the . . . read more

Continental Drift Notes

May 20, 2015

Chapter 4 Notes – Restless Continents Continental drift is a hypothesis that states the continents formed a single landform, broke up, and drifted to present locations. Continental drift hypothesis explained the following . . . read more

Earthquake Notes

May 20, 2015

Earthquakes General Facts - An earthquake can be caused by any release of energy. It may be along plate boundaries (interpolate) or in the interior of a tectonic (intraplate) plate. Earthquakes may also be caused by . . . read more

Layers of Earth Notes

May 20, 2015

Layers of Earth Notes Crust describes the outermost layer of the Earth. describes a layer of Earth that is 5 to 100 kilometer thick. describes two types of layers that are continental and oceanic. describes the . . . read more

Locating Earthquakes Notes

May 20, 2015

Locating Earthquakes Seismographs are instruments located at or near the surface of the Earth that record seismic waves. Earthquake waves will reach a seismograph that creates a seismogram. Seismogram is tracing of . . . read more

Plate Tectonics and Deforming the Earth's Crust

May 20, 2015

Plate Tectonics and Deforming the Earth’s Crust Stress is the amount of force per unit area on a given material. Deformation is the process by which the shape of a rock changes because of stress.  Two types of . . . read more

Plate Tectonics Notes

May 20, 2015

The Theory of Plate Tectonics Plate tectonics is the theory that the lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that move around on top of the asthenosphere. All tectonic plates touch as they share boundaries . . . read more

Ancient Civilization Research Links

May 14, 2015

Ancient Civilization Research Links For our Ancient Worlds’ Fair, the 6 th grade classrooms will be cooperatively working with others towards the common goal of creating a display bout an ancient world culture that has been . . . read more

Plate Tectonics Notes - Copy for the Lab

May 14, 2015

The Theory of Plate Tectonics Plate tectonics is the theory that the lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that move around on top of the asthenosphere. All tectonic plates touch as they share boundaries . . . read more

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