The structure of the Earth

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We can tell a lot about what goes on deep inside the Earth by looking at what happens on the surface.

The Earth had a crust, mantle and core

  • The Earth is almost spherical (like a ball)
  • It has a layered structure, a bit like a scotch egg. Or a peach
  • The bit we live on is the crust
  • Below that is the mantle
  • The mantle is a solid but it can flow (like a liquid)
  • At the centre of the Earth is the core
  • The core is made from a liquid outer core and a solid

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