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Earth's Lithosphere

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Earth's Lithosphere
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.99

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    silicon, oceanic, basalt, silicate, tectonic, lithosphere, granite, continental, mantle, volcanic, brittle, quartz, asthenosphere, crust, familiar, such


Earth's Lithosphere
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     The lithosphere is the layer of Earth we are most familiar with. This is the land where we live. The lithosphere is made up of the crust and the solid part of the upper mantle. The solid, rocky lithosphere is about sixty miles thick.
 
2     The crust is made of minerals, which are combinations of elements. Many minerals found in the crust contain oxygen and silicon. These minerals are called silicates. Quartz is the most abundant silicate found on Earth's surface.

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