Great for geology students, these printable flash cards discuss tectonic plates and the Earth's crust.
There are 25 flash cards in this set (5 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Groynes||It is a hard engineering coastal defense to stop long shore drift.|
|Sea Wall||it is a hard engineering coastal defense to stop waves from eroding cliffs and sidewalks.|
|Beach Nourishment||It is a soft engineering coastal defense that resupplies beaches with more sand.|
|Hold The Line||When coastal defenses are kept working as when they were new instead of replacing them with new ones.|
|Do Nothing||When the council agrees that it is too expensive or impossible to save the coast, so they 'do nothing'.|
|Managed Retreat||Let the waves do their job to erode the coast line and move everyone out of the area.|
|Crust||The layer of the earth that we live on that is made up of rock.|
|Mantle||The biggest layer of the earth that is made up of magma that is at 3000 degrees on average.|
|Core||The layer in the middle of the earth that is mostly made up of iron and nickel that is at 5000 degrees Celsius.|
|Convection currents||Hot magma rises up to the crust and cools, then sinks back down to the bottom of the mantle.|
|Convergent Boundaries||Where the oceanic and continental crust meet. the oceanic crust sinks into the mantle releasing CO2 and erupting a volcano.|
|Divergent Boundaries||Where two oceanic crust move away from each other letting magma rise creating a shield volcano underwater.|
|Subduction||Where oceanic crust sinks into the mantle.|
|Conservative Boundaries||When two plates move in the same or opposite directions of each other causing earthquakes and no volcanoes.|
|Continental||Land plates that we live on and that are light and do not sink.|
|Oceanic||The plates in the ocean that are heavy and will sink.|
|Volcano||An opening in the Earth's crust that releases lava onto the earth's crust.|
|Magma||Molten rock that moves around in convection currents in the mantle.|
|Lava||Magma when it is on the Earth's crust.|
|Shield||A type of volcano that has a low viscosity and shaped like a shield.|
|Composite||a volcano that erupts violently releasing a lot of ash and lava.|
|Acidic lava||lava that is viscous and high in minerals.|
|Basaltic Lava||It melts very quickly and doesn't travel very far.|
|Tourism||People moving across the globe visiting places.|
|Geothermal||Thermal energy that is released from the mantle up through the crust.|