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Bartlett - Intro to Earth Science
Terms in this set (10)
All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of which is in oceans
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in which life exists, including land, water, and the atmosphere.
composed primarily of nickel and iron, cannot be penetrated by S-waves
Just below the crust. It is around 1800 miles thick and made mostly of solid rock. It is very hot, around 5400 degrees
Earth's outermost layer of rock made up of both dry land and ocean floor
A collection of components organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions.
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
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