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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
melted rock that reaches Earth’s surface
Volcanoes spew lava that forms burning lakes of melted rock.
slow-moving, giant rock slab that makes up Earth’s crust, or outer layer
The African continent sits on a tectonic plate called the African plate.
crack in Earth’s surface where movement takes place
Earthquakes can occur when rocks slide past each other at a fault.
having the properties of an acid, a substance that tends to eat away at other substances
Acids, like lemon juice, can eat away at other substances.
to change from liquid to gas
The rain puddles evaporated.