Atmospheric Pressure: Definition & Effects


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How much would a 1-inch column of air from sea level to the edge of the atmosphere weigh?

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1. At what elevation is the atmospheric pressure half of what it is at sea level?

2. What two factors affect atmospheric pressure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of what atmospheric pressure is and what two factors affect it. You will need to know about atmospheric pressure units and conversions in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The weight of a 1-inch column that stretched between sea level and the edge of the atmosphere
  • The elevation in miles at which atmospheric pressure is half of what the pressure is at sea level
  • The two factors that affect atmospheric pressure
  • How many Torr equal one atmosphere (atm)

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding facts about atmospheric pressure
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding conversions for atmospheric pressure units and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of altitude and temperature on atmospheric pressure

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Atmospheric Pressure: Definition, Effects & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define atmospheric pressure
  • Present a conversion list for units of atmospheric pressure
  • Explain the weight of the atmosphere on specific objects
  • Describe the effects of altitude and temperature on atmospheric pressure
  • Provide information about atmospheric pressure as a component of weather