Flashcards in Shaping The Earth Deck (10):
Name the six layers of the earth
Atmosphere, hydrosphere, the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core.
Describe the composition of the inner core.
The inner core is made up of solid iron and nickle.
Describe the composition of the outer core.
The outer core is made up of liquid iron and nickle.
Describe the composition of the mantle.
The mantle is made up of rock and liquid mangnum.
Describe the composition of the crust.
The crust in broken up into seven huge pieces called plates. It is made up of gas and liquid.
Give some examples of physical weathering.
Wave action, wind, moving water, rain, ice.
Give some examples of chemical weathering
Acid rain, weak acid (salt in ocean)
Give some examples of biological weathering
Human/ animals, plants
Break down of rocks