Layers of the Earth Diagram
Terms in this set (8)
Mostly made of oxygen and silicon, continental is thicker and less dense than oceanic
More magnesium and less silicon than the layer above, middle layer of the earth
Composed of iron and nickel, very dense and very hot
The top of the mantle plus the crust, rigid, less dense, and cooler.
A "plastic" flexible layer that can "flow" and help cycle matter. Location of convection.
The lowest part of the mantle, dense, hot, and ridgid
The only liquid layer of the earth
Solid, the most dense layer of the earth