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Can you name the Environmental Science terms?

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radius - 3,480 km, liquid iron, reason for the magnetic field
4.6 billion years ago to 3.8 billion years ago
layer that makes up nearly 70% of Earth’s interior, composed of oxygen, silicon, and magnesium
tiny particles and droplets of liquids
outermost layer of Earth
2.5 billion years ago to 543 million years ago
Outermost layer where the atmosphere begins to blend into space
Where two plates move toward each other
Movement of air due to changes in air pressure
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Fourth and last layer absorbs highly energetic solar radiation
Where tectonic plates slide past each other
3.8 billion years ago to 2.5 billion years ago
Located 15 miles above the surface, is very thin
543 million years ago to today
31 to 50 miles above the surface, is the coldest layer
Where two plates move apart
Wind is deflected by Earth spinning on its axis
Layer that is closest to the Earth’s surface

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