Oceanic Crust Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Which two things are similar for both oceanic and continental crust?

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1. Oceanic crust is mostly made up of _____, which is a somewhat different material than continental crust.

2. The oceanic crust in the Atlantic Ocean is spreading because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of how much you know about oceanic crust by answering these questions. Important topics on the worksheet/quiz include the way oceanic and continental crust are related to each other and the substance that makes up oceanic crust.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll answer questions on the following:

  • The spreading of the oceanic crust in the Atlantic ocean
  • The reason oceanic crust is thinner than continental crust
  • How we got information from oceanic crust

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about oceanic crust and what it's made out of
  • Making connections - use your understanding of oceanic crust and how it's connected to continental crust
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the information from oceanic crust and how it spreads in the Atlantic Ocean

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson we've called Oceanic Crust Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You'll be covering the following key points:

  • Contrast and compare oceanic and continental crusts
  • The Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Convergent boundaries