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6th gr Geology

Earth's Structure

TermDefinition
Inner Core The solid part found in the center of the Earth.
Outer Core The hot, liquid region of the center of the Earth.
Mantle The Earth’s thick middle layer.
Asthenosphere The upper layer of the mantle.
Lithosphere The crust + the asthenosphere
Crust The solid outside layer of the Earth.
Oceanic Crust The most dense part of the Earth’s crust.
Continental Crust The less dense area of the Earth’s crust.
Plasticity The ability of a solid to flow like a liquid.
Convection Current The transfer of thermal energy in a solid or liquid where the warmer material rises and the cooler material sinks.
Composition Layers Compositional layers deal with the elements or chemical structure of the layer.
Mechanical Layers The physical properties that allow the movement that can be observed on Earth.
Created by: tneal1