Earth’s Interior Practice                                                            Name ____________________________________

Label the layers of Earth by writing the name of the layer in the blank. Then describe each layer.

1._____________________

2._____________________

3._____________________

4._____________________

Match each term with its definition by writing the letter of the correct definition on the line beside the term in the left column.


_____5. seismic wave

_____ 6. basalt

_____7. continent

_____8. geology

_____9. granite

_____10. pressure

_____11. rock


a. the material that forms Earth’s hard surface

b. the force pushing on a surface or area

c. a force that slowly wears away features of Earth’s surface

d. the study of planet Earth

e. a rock that makes up the core of the continents

f. one of Earth’s great landmasses

g. a wave produced by an earthquake

h. a force that builds up features of Earth’s surface

i. a rock that makes up much of the ocean floor


 

12. How are P waves different from S waves?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. How do scientists k now that part of the interior of the Earth is a liquid?