Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle

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This one-page crossword puzzle covers the topic of plate tectonics. I assign it in my middle school earth science course. There is a total of sixteen clues for students to solve for completion. Vocabulary terms covered in the puzzle are Alfred Wegener, convection currents, convergent boundary, divergent boundary, fossils, lithosphere, mid-ocean ridges, ocean floor spreading, Pangea, plate, rift valley, strike-slip fault, subduction, tectonics, transform boundary, and trenches. I included a boxed-in word bank below the clues under the grid as an accommodation for students who struggle in academics and with spelling. This document will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC app. There is no space between the two-word answers on the grid, which is explained in the directions. A complete answer key is included.
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