Flashcards in Structure Of The Earth System Deck (6)
What four overlapping spheres is the Earth made up of?
- the portion of the earth where living thing live
- rock or earth, land
- water part
Give the relation of animals & the spheres
- Most animals live in one sphere
Ex. Fish - hydrosphere
- Some live in 2
Ex. Dolphins & whales use hydrosphere to live & atmosphere to breathe
- some things use all 3
Ex. Trees use all 3.
Extract water - hydrosphere
Live in ground - lithosphere
Need carbon dioxide from air - atmosphere
What layers make up the Earth?
What are they made up of?
1. Inner core
- solid metal • nickel & iron
2. Outer core
- liquid molten metal • nickel & iron
* magnetic field
- viscous rock
- moves on top of the mantle
- thinnest layer
Which layer of the earth is responsible for the aurora borealis?
Outer core (magnetic field)
Which layer of the earth is responsible for earthquakes?
The mantle constantly moving
- collision of plates