What are the Layers of the Earth?

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What are the Layers of the Earth?

What are the

of the Earth?


Description of the CoreEarth’s core is the very hot, very dense center of our planet. The ball-shaped core lies beneath the cool, brittle crust and the mostly-solid mantle. The core is found about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) below Earth’s surface, and has a radius of about 3,485 kilometers (2,165 miles).

Description of the MantleThe mantle is the mostly-solid bulk of Earth’s interior. The mantle lies between Earth’s dense, super-heated core and its thin outer layer, the crust. The mantle is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) thick, and makes up a whopping 84% of Earth’s total volume.

Description of the Crust“Crust” describes the outermost shell of a terrestrial planet. Our planet’s thin, 40-kilometer (25-mile) deep crust—just 1% of Earth’s mass—contains oxygen all known life on the planet.




There are multiple layers of the Earth. The Earth layers are: the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. Some of the layers are considered to parts of the lithosphere and others are part of the asthenosphere. Each layer has its own properties, make-up, and characteristics. This article would be many pages long if I included everything here, so what I will do is give you an overview of each and a link at the end of each paragraph to more indepth information on that particular layer.

Description of Layers

Youtube informationCreator: Iken EduTotal Time: 5:00 minutesHow it helps me understand “Layers of the Earth” better:The video helps me because it helps me understand the layers of the Earth and a quick way of how the layers work.


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