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Earth Science Ch.2

Rocks and Earth's Interior

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What is the process by which rocks change from one type to another? rock cycle
What type of rock forms when melted rock cools or hardens on or under Earth’s surface? igneous rock
What does a rock change into when heat, pressure, and hot fluids are applied? metamorphic rock
What is formed when volcanic rock gets pushed down a stream, breaking into smaller pieces? sedimentary rock
What is the thin, rocky outer layer of the Earth called? crust
What is the densest layer of Earth, because it is made of solid iron? inner core
Does temperature and pressure of the material within Earth increase or decrease with depth? increase
What type of waves from earthquakes help scientists understand the interior layers of the Earth? seismic
The crust and upper part of which layer_form the lithosphere? mantle
The partly melted, plastic-like rock below the crust is called what? mantle
What in the outer core made of? liquid iron and nickel
What is the inner core made of? solid iron and nickel
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