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Earth's magnetic field results from movements in the
a) outer core b) inner core c) mantle d) crust
Earth's inner core is
a) a layer of molten metal b) a layer of hot rock c) a layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin d) a dense ball of solid metal
Using data from seismic waves, geologists have learned that Earth's interior is made of several
a) trenches b) continents c) layers d) ridges
Scientist think that convection currents flow in the
a) mantle b) Lithosphere c) inner core d) continents
When you touch a hot pot, the energy moves form the pot to your hand this is called
a) convection b) conduction c) continental drift d) seduction
What if Pangaea?
a) name of an ancient fossil b) another name for continental drift c) name of a German scientist d) the name of the super continent form millions of years ago
The place where two plates come together is known as
a) transform boundary b) rift valley c) divergent boundary d) convergent boundary
In sea-floor spreading, molten material rises form the mantle and erupts
a) along mid-ocean ridges b) in deep ocean trenches c) at the south and north poles d) along the edges of all of the continents
A rift valley forms at
a) convergent boundary b) transform boundary c) deep ocean tranch d) divergent plate boundary
Most geologists think that the movement of Earth's plates is caused by...
a) Conduction b) Convection currents in the mantle c) earthquakes d) Earth's magnetic field
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