Flashcards in Earth's Structure Deck (8)
What percent of the Earth's entire structure is the crust?
Less than 1%
What are the 4 layers of the Earth?
Crust, Mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core
Which layer supports all life on Earth?
Which layer contains the tectonic plates?
The Mantle (specifically the lithosphere)
What force does the liquid Outer Core create?
Magnetism (We call it the Magnetosphere)
What two elements is the Inner Core made of?
Iron and Nickel
As you go deeper down into the Earth, what two properties increase?
heat and pressure