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5 Matching questions

  1. conduction
  2. mantle
  3. rock samples and seismic waves
  4. plate tectonics
  5. scientific theory
  1. a the theory that states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle
  2. b a well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations
  3. c heat transfer between materials or between materials that are touching
  4. d Name two types of evidence geologists use to study Earth's interior
  5. e a layer of hot rock

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the transfer of energy through space
  2. the idea that continents are slowly moving over Earth's surface
  3. a device that bounces sound waves off underwater objects and then records the echoes of these sound waves
  4. the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form this part of Earth
  5. What four things do each layer of earth differ in?

5 True/False questions

  1. crustthe layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin


  2. convection currentheat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid


  3. inner corea layer of molten metal that surrounds the inner core


  4. convectionheat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid


  5. subductionthe process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle