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Middle School Earth Science
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the hard outer layer of the earth, part of the lithosphere
the study of the earth - what it is made of and how it changes
the inner layer, or center of Earth, with two parts: inner core and outer core
The three layers of Earth are:
the core, the mantle, and the crust.
the middle layer of Earth, made of two layers: the lower mantle and the upper mantle
Name the two parts of the upper mantle.
asthenosphere and lithosphere
The inner core is made of:
solid iron and nickel.
Why is the inner core solid?
very strong pressure
The outer core is made of:
liquid iron and nickel.
Why is the outer core liquid?
less pressure than the inner core
What is the largest layer of Earth?
the mantle, with more than 2/3 of Earth's volume
Which layer of the mantle is closer to Earth's center?
the lower mantle
Which layer of the upper mantle is closer to Earth's center?
The asthenosphere is made up of...
very hot, partly melted rock.
Can the asthenosphere move?
Yes, it moves very slowly.
The lithosphere is part of which two layers of Earth?
the mantle and the crust
The crust is thicker under...
What is the fourth layer of Earth?
The hydrosphere is...
all the water on Earth.
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