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Discussion EarthLayers

Earth's Layers
Discussion Questions
These sample discussion questions were submitted by students. They can be used as part of a
class discussion, as an essay topic, or as a student project idea.
Which layers of Earth cause volcanoes and earthquakes? Do human actions influence
when and where these natural disasters occur, or are all natural disasters just
determined by Earth's layers? – submitted by Lianne Blodgett
Do you think the percentages of the masses of the earth’s layers are proportional to
their volumes? What would happen if the distribution of mass throughout the earth
changed? Would it affect our lives? – submitted by Audrey Flower
Compare the earth's core with the sun's core. What are the similarities and differences
of the two cores? How do the characteristics of each relate to their roles in the solar
system? – submitted by Helena Abbott