Lithosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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The lithosphere is one of the five great spheres of the Earth. The name comes from the Greek word lithos, which means _____.

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1. Which layers of the Earth make up the lithosphere?

2. The lithosphere floats on top of the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Five spheres make up the Earth. One is called the lithosphere, and with this quiz/worksheet, you'll be answering questions on topics like the word lithos and the layers that make up the lithosphere.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • What the lithosphere floats on top of
  • The types of lithosphere on Earth
  • Plate tectonics and what happens when they move

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the lithosphere
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the layers of the lithosphere and how many types of lithosphere are on Earth
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the area of the Earth that the lithosphere floats above

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn more with the lesson called Lithosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. Use these bullet points as a helpful guide:

  • Details about the different layers of the Earth
  • Analysis of the types of lithosphere
  • The way plate tectonics are organized on Earth