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earth unit quiz

atmosphere layer of gases surrounding earth
biosphere layer that includes the parts of earth that is able to support living things:lower atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust
crust outermost and thinnest layer continental crust = thicker, most granite oceanic crust = thinner, mostly basalt
deposition a constructive process that places (deposits) materials in a new place
erosion a destructive process that moves materials away from a place
hydrosphere layer of water on the crust; oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, etc.
inner core made of solid iron under extreme pressure & extremely hot
lithosphere what scientists call the crust and moho the solid parts of the earth
mantle thickest layer & makes up most of earth's materials moves slowly in currents
moho dividing line between crust and athenosphere of mantle
outer core made of mostly iron so hot it's liquid flows slowly in currents
weathering a slow, destructive process that breaks rocks into smaller pieces called sediments
Created by: ryguy