<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=/nojavascript/">
Dismiss
Skip Navigation

Earth's Crust

There are two types of crust: oceanic and continental.

Atoms Practice
0%
Progress
Practice Earth's Crust
Practice
Progress
0%
Practice Now
Earth's Crust
Loading... 

Vocabulary

continental crust

continental crust

The portion of Earth's crust and mostly makes up the continents. It is relative thick and buoyant, and is composed of a variety of rocks that are made of a more felsic composition.
oceanic crust

oceanic crust

The portion of Earth's crust that makes up the seafloor. It is relatively thin, dense, and mafic.

Image Attributions

Reviews

Please wait...
Please wait...

Original text