earths layers.docx - Joshua Amistoso 4th period Layers of the Earth Assignment For a model of the Earths layers I used an avocado I used an avocado

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Joshua Amistoso 10/16/13 4 th period Layers of the Earth Assignment For a model of the Earth’s layers, I used an avocado. I used an avocado because it is one of my family’s favorite fruits and it makes a good model of the earth’s layers. The skin is bumpy like earth’s crust, the green part where you eat is the mantle, and the seed is the core. First lets talk about the crust. The thin outermost layer of the earth is called the crust and is about 5km to 10km thick. We live on this layer and there is two parts of earth’s crust. There is an oceanic crust and continental crust. The oceanic crust is the outermost layer of earth’s lithosphere that is found under oceans. The continental crust is the layer of sedimentary and metamorphic which form the continents. It is the only layer with life and it is not like the mantle and core that would burn you to death with their hot molten lava. Now lets talk about the mantle. It is the largest layer and is about 2900km thick. It is solid like the crust but acts like a liquid and still flows. The ability of a

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