Layers of the Earth Vocabulary

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Science- Geology Earth History Investigation 1 & 2

Observation

Information gathered directly by using one or more of the 5 senses: seeing, touching, hearing, tasting and smelling

Inference

A logical conclusion based on observations and past experience.

Geologist

Scientists who studies the Earth.

Crust

Earth's outer layer.

Continent

Large land masses.

Mantle

The Earth's thickest layer; under the crust.

Lithosphere

The Earth's brittle crust and the upper part of the mantle make up this layer.

Asthenosphere

The layer right below the Lithosphere made of a solid, but putty-like material.

Core

The Earth's center. Made of the metals iron and nickel.

Outer Core

Hot liquid metal; flows slowly.

Inner Core

Hot, solid material.

Conduction

Transfer of heat energy through solid matter as one particle strikes another. Heat moves through the core & crust by conduction.

Convection

the transfer of heat energy by flowing material such as liquid or gas. Heat moves through the Earth's mantle by convection and convection currents.

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