Sandwiched between the North American & African Plates, the Eurasian Plate consists of parts of Europe, Russia, Asia as well as the Atlantic & Arctic Ocean.
The Mesozoic Era had a lot of “firsts”. For example, it had the first birds, first mammals, first dinosaurs and first flowering plants on Earth.
Earth is covered with these 3 types of rocks are: (1) sedimentary rocks (2) metamorphic rocks and (3) igneous rocks. How they are different from each other?
Earth’s crust is all around us. It’s the layer we live on. But did you know that Earth’s crust is composed of oceanic and continental and oceanic crust?
Plate boundaries interact with each other in 3 primary ways. The types of plate tectonic boundares are divergent, convergent and transform (conservative).
Magma is liquid rock with dissolved gas at the interior of Earth. When magma reaches the surface, it’s lava. The difference for lava vs magma is location.
All planets have layers. Inside Earth, we have a crust, core and mantle. Imagine a team of drillers who set out to drill a hole to the other side of Earth.
Earth’s geological time scale is almost unimaginable to us. This is because humans lifespans are so short in comparison (in hours, days, months and years).