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THE STUDY OF THE EARTH
GEOLOGY
SCIENTISTS WHO STUDY THE EARTH
GEOLOGIST
THE OUTER LAYER OF THE EARTH
CRUST
THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE CRUST AND THE MANTLE
MOHO OR MOHOROVICIC DISCONTINUITY
THE INNERMOST REGION OF THE EARTH
CORE
A MIXTURE OF BROKE-DOWN ROCKS AND DECOMPOSED PLANTS AND ANIMALS
SOIL
THE PROCESS BY WHICH NEW SOIL IS FORMED
WEATHERING
TYPE OF WEATHERING CAUSED BY ICE, FLOWING WATER; OR WINDBLOWN SAND
PHYSICAL WEATHERING
UNDERWATER MOUNTAIN RANGES WHERE PLATES OF THE EARTH'S CRUST ARE THOUGHT TO BE MVING AWAY FROM EACH OTHER
MID-OCEAN RIDGE
MANTLE
REGION OF THE EARTH'S INTERIOS LAYING BETWEEN THE CRUST AND CORE. THE ROCK TEMPERATURE VARIES FROM 1000-4000 F AND FLOWS LIKE PLASTIC
WHICH PART OF THE EARTH'S CORE IS SOLID? WHICH PART IS LIQUID
THE INNER CORE IS SOLID, THE OUTER CORE IS LIQUID.
EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL WEATHERING
PHYSICAL WEATHERING IS WHEN ROCKS ARE BROKEN DOWN PHYSICAL CHANGE. CHEMCIAL WEATHERING IS WHEN ROCKS ARE BROKEN DOWN BY CHEMICAL CHANGE.