Composition of the Earth Vocabulary

Composition of the Earth Vocabulary
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What is Vocabulary?

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Vocabulary is the knowledge of words and what they mean. Learning and using new vocabulary is something that continues and expands throughout our lives, and is way more than simply looking up and memorizing a definition.


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Structure of the Earth Teacher Guide

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The layers beneath the Earth's surface all vary, each with its own properties. As students learn about the layers of the Earth, they'll be able to understand how things like volcanoes are formed and have a solid foundation for other Earth sciences!




Structure of the Earth

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Structure of the Earth Vocabulary

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  • TECTONIC PLATES
  • CONVECTION CURRENTS
  • OCEANIC CRUST
  • Parts of the Earth’s lithosphere that float on the mantle and move independently
  • Circular currents in fluids that are caused by uneven heating. When the fluid is heated, it becomes less dense and rises. As it cools, it becomes more dense and sinks.
  • Parts of the Earth's crust which are found under oceans
  • LITHOSPHERE
  • Composition of the Earth
  • CONTINENTAL CRUST
  • The outer rigid layer of the mantle where the magma cools and begin to harden and the crust
  • The thickest parts of the crust which form continents.
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