14+ Structure Of The Earth Diagram. The crust is very thin, relative to the radius of the planet. The structure of the earth is divided into layers.
The upper part of the mantle is cooler and more rigid than the deep mantle; Continental crust is thicker than oceanic crust. The rigid outer layer of the earth, having an average thickness of about 75 km and comprising the earth's crust and the solid part of the mantle above the asthenosphere.
In this article we shall review some key facts on the structure of the earth, and discuss how they are known.
14+ Structure Of The Earth Diagram. Learn about your planet's internal structure! To stretch your more advanced students, have them compare the structure of earth to. There is more to the earth than what we can see on the surface. Not surprisingly, the earth's internal structure influences plate tectonics.