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Formation of the Earth

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Formation of the Earth
Print Formation of the Earth Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Formation of the Earth Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    craton, differentiation, silicon, oceanic, subduction, tendency, tectonic, billion, granite, magma, continental, solar, geologists, gravity, system, mantle


Formation of the Earth
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     The earth and its solar system began 4.6 billion years ago. They were made from a large cloud of gas and dust. Gravity caused these particles to collide and begin to clump together. The earth began to form.
 
2     These collisions released a huge amount of heat energy. As the material built up on the surface of the forming planet, the heat was trapped. This raised the temperature of the underlying material. The weight of the overlying material compressed (squeezed together) the material on the interior. This caused more heating.
 
3     The layers of the earth were formed by a process called differentiation. The denser materials sank toward the center. The lighter materials gathered toward the surface.

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