Ap Environmental Science Chapter 14 Summary

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Valerie Beketova

Dr. Bennett

AP Environmental Science

10 December 2015
Chapter 14 Outline

Earth is a very dynamic planet Earth is made up of different layers:

- Core - interior made up of dense, extremely hot metal, mostly iron. It is the most inside

layer of earth.

- Mantle - hot, pliable layer that surrounds the most inner layer, the core. It is less dense

than core.

- Crust - cool, lightweight, brittle, which floats on top of mantle. It is the outer layer of


Tectonic processes reshape continents and also cause earthquakes

- Tectonic plates- plates caused by convection currents in the mantle that causes


- Ocean basins form where continents crack and pull apart.

- Magma – is molten rock

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