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Major Components of the Atmosphere

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Which gas is the second most common one in our atmosphere?

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1. Which statement is true about the gases in the 'other' category?

2. We see and hear a lot of reporting about the dangers of greenhouse gases. What receives little coverage are the benefits of having greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. What is the value of having greenhouse gases in small amounts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the major components of the atmosphere. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the gas that comprises most of our atmosphere as well as knowing the characteristics of gases in the other category.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • Element comprising most of our atmosphere
  • Gases in the other category
  • Characteristics of greenhouse gases
  • Functions of ozone
  • Extent of Earth's atmosphere

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the functions of ozone and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of greenhouse gases
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related atmospheric composition lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about Earth's atmosphere, review the corresponding lesson titled Major Components of the Atmosphere. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand why air is considered a mixture
  • Identify the main components of Earth's atmosphere
  • Describe why some elements are considered greenhouse gases
  • Explain the characteristics of ozone and its functions
  • Appreciate the percentage of Earth's atmosphere comprising greenhouse gases
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