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Flashcards in Earth's Structure Deck (8)
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1

What percent of the Earth's entire structure is the crust?

Less than 1%

2

What are the 4 layers of the Earth?

Crust, Mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core

3

Which layer supports all life on Earth?

The Crust

4

Which layer contains the tectonic plates?

The Mantle (specifically the lithosphere)

5

What force does the liquid Outer Core create?

Magnetism (We call it the Magnetosphere)

6

What two elements is the Inner Core made of?

Iron and Nickel

7

As you go deeper down into the Earth, what two properties increase?

heat and pressure

8

Which layer is about 9,800 degrees Celsius (about as hot as the "surface" of the Sun)?

The Inner Core