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Plate Tectonics

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layers of the earth
crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
crust
the outer layer of the Earth
mantle
layer of the earth between the crust and core
outer core
the fluid layer of the Earth made of iron and nickel
inner core
the solid center layer of the Earth made of iron and nickel
plate tectonics
the current theory of how the earth's surface changes because the crust moves slowly over the mantle.
earthquake
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground as a result of the Earth's crust movements
volcano
landform (usually a mountain) where molten rock erupts through the surface of the earth
plate boundaries
where two plates meet on earth; there are convergent, divergent and transform boundaries.
convergent boundary
where two plates come together
divergent boundary
where two plates slide apart
transform boundary
where two plates slide past each other

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