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a force that pushes against the inner core to make it solid
crust that is rocks, land, and dirt
inner core and outer core are mostly made of iron and nickel
melted rock inside the Earth
magnetic field that protects Earth
continental crust is made mostly of this
oceanic crust is made mostly of basalt
outer core creates this field
What layer is the outer most layer?
What is a geologist?
A scientist that studies the Earth's layers
Why can't we travel to the center of the Earth?
It is too hot.
True or False: The crust is the thickest layer of Earth.
False - it is the mantle
What does molten mean?
Which layer gives the Earth its magnetic field?
True or False: All of Earth's layers are made of melted rocks.
Which of Earth's layers do we live on?
Which of Earth's layers makes up most of its weight?
True or False: The outer core is liquid and the inner core is solid.
The inner core is very hot. Why doesn't the metal melt?
There is too much pressure.
In the crust there are 2 crusts. What are they?
Continental crust and oceanic crust
What type of rock is the continental crust mainly made up of?
What type of rock is the oceanic crust made up of?
What is the atmosphere?
made up of molten magma
What layer is the asthenosphere located?
bottom of the mantle
What is the lithosphere?
made of rocks and dirt
What layer is the lithosphere located?
Crust - top of the mantle
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