the earth and its atmospher

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atmospher
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
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crust
the outer layer of the earth. It is a thin layer between 0-60 km thick. The crust is the solid rock layer upon which we live.
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the 2 different kineds of crust
There are two different types of crust: continental crust, which carries land, and oceanic crust, which carries water.
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mantle
the widest section of the Earth. It has a thickness of approximately 2,900 km. The mantle is made up of semi-molten rock called magma. In the upper parts of the mantle the rock is hard, but lower down the rock is soft and beginning to melt.
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outer core
the layer surrounding the inner core. It is a liquid layer, also made up of iron and nickel. It is still extremely hot, with temperatures similar to the inner core.
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inner core
the centre and is the hottest part of the Earth. It is solid and made up of iron and nickel with temperatures of up to 5,500°C.
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plates moving apart
At a tensional, constructive or divergent boundary the plates move apart.
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plates moving together
At a compressional, destructive or convergent boundary the plates move towards each other.
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plates past each other
At a conservative or transform boundary the plates slide past each other.
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how mountains are formed
As the plates push together, the continental crust is squashed together and forced upwards.The process of folding creates fold mountains. Fold mountains can also be formed where two continental plates push together. This is how mountain are formed.
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the outer layer of the earth. It is a thin layer between 0-60 km thick. The crust is the solid rock layer upon which we live.

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crust

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There are two different types of crust: continental crust, which carries land, and oceanic crust, which carries water.

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the widest section of the Earth. It has a thickness of approximately 2,900 km. The mantle is made up of semi-molten rock called magma. In the upper parts of the mantle the rock is hard, but lower down the rock is soft and beginning to melt.

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the layer surrounding the inner core. It is a liquid layer, also made up of iron and nickel. It is still extremely hot, with temperatures similar to the inner core.

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