Layers of the Earth and Plate Tectonics

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33 questions
• Q1
You're digging through the outer most layer made of huge slabs of rock that float on the mantle.. Where are you?
Mantle
Inner Core
Crust
Outer Core
30s
• Q2
You're between the mantle and inner core. Where are you?
Crust
Outer Core
Inner Core
Mantle
30s
• Q3
You've reached the center of the Earth. Where are you?
Inner Core
Outer Core
Mantle
Crust
30s
• Q4
You're between the crust and outer core. Where are you?
Inner Core
Crust
Mantle
Outer Core
30s
• Q5
Label the Layer of the Earth for blank #6:
A: Outer Core
D: Mantle
C: Inner Core
B: Crust
30s
• Q6
Label the Layer of the Earth for blank #7:
D: Mantle
B: Crust
C: Inner Core
A: Outer Core
30s
• Q7
Label the Layer of the Earth for blank #8:
D: Mantle
B: Crust
C: Inner Core
A: Outer Core
30s
• Q8
Label the layer of the Earth for blank #9:
B: Crust
C: Inner Core
A: Outer Core
D: Mantle
30s
• Q9
The center of the Earth is as hot as the surface of the sun. The inner core is a sphere of hot, solid metal. Surrounding the inner core is the liquid outer core. The inner core is so hot, it melts the metal in the outer core. If the inner core is extremely hot, then why is it not a liquid?
Pressure in the outer core is intense enough to melt the metals.
The heat from the inner core melts the metals of the inner core.
Pressure in the inner core is intense enough to keep it a solid.
The inner core is much hotter than the inner core.
30s
• Q10
A student wondered if the temperature of the outer core was higher than the temperature of the inner core. What would make the student think the outer core would be hotter?
It is solid.
It is a gas.
It is liquid.
It has plasticity.
30s
• Q11
Suppose a planet very similar to Earth exploded, and pieces of its core were discovered in space. What would be a reasonable prediction of the element contained in these core pieces?
Carbon
Hydrogen
Silica
Iron
30s
• Q12
What is/are the most abundant element(s) in the Earth’s crust?
Hydrogen and nitrogen
Nitrogen
Iron and nickel
Oxygen and Silicon
30s
• Q13
A scientist is looking for a rocky planet with a chemical composition similar to that of Earth. What are two elements the scientist should look for in the composition of the planet?
Nitrogen and oxygen
Silicon and iron
Copper and zinc
Hydrogen and oxygen
30s
• Q14
A student noted that oil floats on water because it is less dense than water. Relate your ideas about density to what you know about Earth’s layers. What inference can you make about silicates and iron?
Silicate is less dense than iron.
Silicate and iron are less dense than cold water.
Silicate and iron have the same density.
Iron is less dense than silicate.
30s
• Q15
A student is making a symbolic model of the Earth’s layers and is using a thick layer of peanut butter with a broken graham cracker on top to represent the asthenosphere and the lithosphere. Why did the student choose a broken cracker?
The crust is solid and brittle.
The lithosphere has plasticity.
Peanut butter goes well with graham crackers.
The lithosphere is brown.
30s

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