The Earth's Interior
The Features of the Crust
The Features of the Mantle
How Scientist Study the Earth's Interior
1. Seismic wave- vibrations that travel through the Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
2.Pressure-the force pushing on a surface divided by the area of that surface.
3.Crust-th layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
4.Basalt-a dark, dense, igneous fine texture, found in oceanic crust.
5.Granite-a usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in the continental crust.
6. Mantel-the layer of hot, solid material between the Earth's crust and core.
7.Lithosphere-a rigid layer made up of the most uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
8.asthenosphere-the soft layer of the mantle on witch the lithosphere floats.
9.Outer core-a layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of the Earth.
10.Inner core-a dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of the Earth.