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Earth’s Layers: Know these Words!

To fully explain and understand the Earth’s layers and earthquakes, students will need to know a huge list of terms:

Earthquakes

  • earthquake
  • seismologist
  • seismology
  • destructive
  • constructive

The layers of the Earth

  • crust
  • oceanic crust
  • continental crust
  • mantle
  • core
  • inner core
  • outer core
  • lithosphere
  • asthenosphere

Studying Earthquakes:

  • focus
  • seismic wave
  • primary wave (P-wave)
  • secondary wave (S-wave)
  • compressional wave
  • longitudinal wave
  • transverse wave
  • earthquake-resistant
  • seismometer
  • seismograph
  • seismogram
  • aftershock
  • epicenter
  • focus
  • triangulate