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What is the hottest layer in the Earth?
What layer is made of mostly iron and nickel?
What layer has convection currents?
What layer has properties of both a solid and a liquid
What layer has 2/3 of Earth's mass?
What causes the plates to move?
Convection in the Mantle
What are the pieces of the Earth's crust called?
Oceanic crust is...
thin and heavy
The crust is
What is the coldest layer?
How do we know about the interior of the Earth
Earthquake Data (Seismic waves)
What layer is under the crust?
What layer is below the outer core?
The inner core
A material similar to the mantle's material would be?
If the Earth was a peach the pit would be the?
Continental crust is...?
thick and light
What is the largest part of the earth?
What is the inner part of the earth?
The inner and outer core.
What is the smallest part of the earth?
What is the smallest crust?
What was the hottest layer and what temperature?
innercore and 1600oF
How hot is the mantle?
Whats thin and heavy?
Whats thick but light?
What is one of the mantles layer