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Geosciences LibreTexts

7.1: Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be able to

  • Describe the physical structure of the Earth
  • Apply an analogy to the age of the Earth and major events in the development of the biosphere
  • Discuss the mechanism that drives plate tectonics
  • Review the rock cycle in terms of the processes that form the three major rock types