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1

What are the two parts of the mantle?

Lithosphere-outer liquid
Asthenosphere-inner liquid

2

What are the core and inner core made of?

iron and nickel

3

What is the mantle made of?

large particles of metal mixtures

4

What is the crust made of?

granite and basalt

5

What is a transform boundary?

two plates slipping past each other in opposite directions

6

What is a divergent boundary?

two plates moving away from each other

7

What is a convergent boundary?

a boundary where two plates collide

8

What is a subduction zone?

it is a type of convergent boundary where oceanic and continental crust collide

9

How is sedimentary rock formed?

erosion and compacting
ex. sandstone

10

What are the layers of the earth from the outside to the center?

Crust
Mantle
Outer Core
Inner Core

11

How is metamorphic rock formed?

heat and pressure
ex. quartzite

12

How is igneous rock formed?

magma
ex. granite