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An educational poster showing the structure of the Earth.

The Earth is made up of a series of layers. Descending from the crust to the core, these layers include:

  • continental crust
  • oceanic crust
  • lithosphere
  • asthenospeere
  • upper mantle
  • lower mantle
  • liquid iron core
  • solid iron core

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  • This is great. Would be even better with a page of simple explanations of how the layers are formed.:)

    Comment by Tammy Lawler on February 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    • Hi Tammy, thank you for your feedback and comment. We will make a note of your suggestion, however if you would like this completed soon, simply request it via our request a resource page here:

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on February 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

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