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Layers of the Earth

Quiz by Alexander Shannon

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14 questions
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  • Q1
    the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle
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    Crust
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  • Q2
    the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
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    Mantle
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  • Q3
    the central part of the Earth below the mantle
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    core
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  • Q4
    Crust about 30km to 100km thick that makes up the continents
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    Continental crust
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  • Q5
    Crust about 5km to 7km thick that forms the ocean floors- thinner or more dense than the continental crust
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    Oceanic Crust
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  • Q6
    made up of the crust and the upper part of the mantle
    lithosphere
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  • Q7
    the softer layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere (tectonic plates) move
    asthenosphere
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  • Q8
    the strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core
    mesosphere
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  • Q9
    is the liquid layer of the Earth's core
    outer core
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  • Q10
    densest and hottest layer of the Earth
    inner core
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  • Q11
    pieces of the lithosphere that move around on top of the asthenosphere
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    tectonic plates
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  • Q12
    waves produced by earthquakes, scientist use these waves to calculate the density and thickness of the layers of the Earth
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    seismic waves
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  • Q13
    A property of matter representing the objects mass/volume
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    density
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  • Q14
    A circulation pattern in which material is heated and rises in one area, then cools and sinks in another area, flowing in a continuous loop
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    convection currents
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