Solid Rock mostly silicon and oxygen Oceanic crust basalt Continental crust

Solid rock mostly silicon and oxygen oceanic crust

This preview shows page 27 - 42 out of 42 pages.

Solid Rock – mostly silicon and oxygen Oceanic crust – basalt; Continental crust – granite Hot softened rock; contains iron and magnesium Mostly iron and nickel; outer core – slow flowing liquid, inner core, solid
Image of page 27
Image of page 28
Image of page 29
Image of page 30
Layers of the Earth Project Directions : 1. Accurately label the layers of the Earth Include the relative position Density composition 2. Include at least 3 major features for each Earth layer
Image of page 31
M&M Earth’s
Image of page 32
Image of page 33
Image of page 34
The lithosphere is a "rocky“ rigid outermost shell of a rocky planet. On Earth, it comprises the crust and the portion of the upper mantle that behaves elastically on time scales of thousands of years or more.
Image of page 35
Asthenosphere - is a portion of the upper mantle just below the lithosphere that is involved in plate tectonic movements . The asthenosphere is a highly viscous, mechanically weak deforming region, but pressures keeps it like a thick soupy plastic. The Asthenosphere has a relatively low density so Seismic waves pass relatively slowly through the asthenosphere compared to the overlying lithosphere.
Image of page 36
Image of page 37
Image of page 38
Image of page 39
Image of page 40
Crust Oceanic crust Mantle Asthenosphere lithosphere Outer core Inner core My Model
Image of page 41
Image of page 42

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 42 pages?

  • Fall '18
  • Sophy Tongohan
  • Plate Tectonics, Crust, Structure of the Earth, Mantle

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors