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Discuss in detail the various Sources of Information about the interior of the earth.

Topic: World Geography – Interior of the earth

1. Discuss in detail the various Sources of Information about the interior of the earth. (250 words)

Reference: Class 11 Geography Chapter 3 Interior of the Earth

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the various sources of information about the interior of the earth.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining briefly that understanding the basic structure of earth is very important to learn higher concepts well. Also, the origin of many phenomena like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami etc. are linked with the structure of earth’s interior.

Body:

The question is straightforward from the basics and there isn’t much to deliberate, one is expected to ponder upon the sources of Information about the interior of the earth.

Talk about the direct; Rocks from mining area, volcanic eruptions etc. and indirect sources (Meteors, Gravity anomaly, magnetic sources etc.); use a schematic to present them.

Explain in detail how they help us understand the Earth’s interior.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.