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Inside Earth Part 1

Unit 1 Layers of the Earth

Asthenosphere a layer of hot soft rock in the upper mantle on which the lithosphere rests
Composition the material something is made up of
Crust the layer of rock that surrounds the earth
Density The quantity of matter in a given volume of the substance
inner core intense pressure makes it a ball of hot solid metals at the center of the earth
lithosphere the crust and very top part of the mantle together
magma molten rock beneath earth's surface
lava molten rock that reaches the earth's surface through a volcano
mantle The layer of rock between Earth's outer core and crust, in which most rock is hot enough to flow in convection current; Earth's thickest layer
outer core A layer of molten metal, mainly nickel and iron, that surrounds Earth's inner core.
Tectonic plate one of the large moving pieces into which Earth's lithosphere is broken and which commonly carries both oceanic and continental crust.
Created by: rdooley