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What are the Layers of the Earth?
Transcript of What are the Layers of the Earth?
What are the Layers of the Earth?
Scientists study how seismic waves travel through Earth. If there is an earthquake, they measure how fast they travel and how far apart they are from each other.
What properties are utilized to identify and define the layers of Earth?
Why does Earth have layers?
The Earth has different layers, because depending on the state of matter of which each layer is, they float on top of one another. If one layer is made of heavier elements, than it will float on top of the other layers .
The Crust is a thin rocky surface
The Mantle is rock hard and moves slow
The Outer Core is made up of iron and nickel and is very hot
The Inner Core is soliod ball made up of iron and nickle
How do scientist know this information?
Bailey, J. (n.d.). How do scientist know about the different Earth layers if
they can't go there? Retrieved February 21, 2014, from Scienceline website:
Earth's Layers [Earth's Layers]. (2010, March 30). Retrieved February 21, 2014,
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layers of the Earth sources
What are the primary chemical components of the crust, mantle, and the core?
The Earth's crust is made up of oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium.
The Earth's mantle is made up of oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, titanium, hydrogen, and phosphorous.
The Earth' core is made of nickel and iron.
What is the state of matter of the outer core and the inner core?
Earth's outer core is a liquid and Earth's inner core is a solid.
What is the state of matter of the lithosphere, and how can its location be described?
The properties used to utilize and identify
layers of the earth are
reflection and refraction seismology.
What is the state of matter of the asthenosphere, and how can its location be described?
What does “plasticity” have to do with the asthenosphere’s state of matter?
What should be considered when developing a model of Earth’s layers?
The elements used to make the Earth's model should be the same as the ones that are located in the Earth. Also make sure that the width of each layer are correctly depicted.
The earths lithosphere is a solid, it is also
a rigid outer shell. It's made of constant moving
plates, and solid rock. It is also a level
above the mantle.
The solid asthenosphere flows like a liquid due to the great pressures from the overlying rock burden.
The state of matter at the Asthenosphere is solid rock which can be located at the end of the Earth's mantle