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1

What are the parts of the earth?

Inner core
Outer core
Mantle
Asthenosphere
Lithosphere

2

What state is the inner core?

Solid

3

What state is the outer core?

Liquid

4

What state is the mantle?

Phases of liquid and solid- molten

5

What state is the lithosphere?

Solid

6

What is one piece of evidence to suggest that the Earth's continentshave moved?

Coal is found in Antartica
Unlikely to have formed at current latitude
Requires tropical climate + dense vegetation

7

What is another piece of evidence to suggest the earth's continents have moved?

Fossil remians of the Mesosaurus are found in Soth America + Africa
Evolved identically
Unlikelt to have rossed thousands of miles