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1

Name the six layers of the earth

Atmosphere, hydrosphere, the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core.

2

Describe the composition of the inner core.

The inner core is made up of solid iron and nickle.

3

Describe the composition of the outer core.

The outer core is made up of liquid iron and nickle.

4

Describe the composition of the mantle.

The mantle is made up of rock and liquid mangnum.

5

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.

6

Give some examples of physical weathering.

Wave action, wind, moving water, rain, ice.

7

Give some examples of chemical weathering

Acid rain, weak acid (salt in ocean)

8

Give some examples of biological weathering

Human/ animals, plants

9

Define weathering

Break down of rocks

10

Define erosion

The movement of weathered particles. Done so by water, wind or gravity.