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mantle
The middle layer of the earth.
landform
A physical feature on Earth's surface.
core
The center and hottest layer of Earth.
fault
A place where pieces of crust move.
crust
Outer, very thin layer of Earth.
deposition
The process of dropping sediment in a new location.
erosion
The process of moving sediment from once place to another.
weathering
The process in which soil, sand and sediment form.
mass movement
The downhill shifting of rock and soil due to gravity.
plate
Rigid block of crust and upper-mantle rock.
volcano
An opening in the crust through which lava flows.
Pangea
A "supercontinent" on Earth millions of years ago.
magma
Hot, soft rock from the lower mantle.
earthquake
The shaking of ground from energy released in the crust.
continental drift
The theory of how continents move over Earth's surface.
fossils
The remains or traces of past life found in the crust.