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Layers of the Earth Vocabulary
Word
Abundant
Asthenosphere
Composition
Conduction
Convection
Crust
Heat Transfer
Inner Core
Lithosphere
Magma
Mantle
Outer Core
Plasticity
Pressure
Radiation
Definitions
Present in great quantity; well supplied; plentiful
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats
What parts something is made up of
The transfer of heat by one substance to another by direct contact
of particles of matter
The transfer of heat by movements of fluids
The layer of rock that forms Earth’s surface
The movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel in the center of the Earth
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the
crust
The molten mixture of rock forming substances, gases, and water
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth’s crust and core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of
Earth
A solid that can move like a liquid
The amount of force pushing on a surface or area
The direct transfer of energy through empty space