Flashcards in Earth Layers Deck (12)
What are the two parts of the mantle?
What are the core and inner core made of?
iron and nickel
What is the mantle made of?
large particles of metal mixtures
What is the crust made of?
granite and basalt
What is a transform boundary?
two plates slipping past each other in opposite directions
What is a divergent boundary?
two plates moving away from each other
What is a convergent boundary?
a boundary where two plates collide
What is a subduction zone?
it is a type of convergent boundary where oceanic and continental crust collide
How is sedimentary rock formed?
erosion and compacting
What are the layers of the earth from the outside to the center?
How is metamorphic rock formed?
heat and pressure