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What is Earth? - Facts, Layers & Population

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What is Earth?

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1. What is the period of rotation of the Earth on its axis?

2. What are the four layers of the Earth in order from the most inner to the outer surface?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As creatures living on the Earth, we often find the Earth's characteristics so ubiquitous that we don't even think about them. You can test your understanding of the characteristics of the Earth with this online assessment. The quiz questions will assess you on points from the lesson, such as the rotation of the Earth and its population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • A general understanding of the Earth
  • The period of time during which the Earth rotates on its axis
  • Names of the Earth's four layers
  • The Earth's population and population density

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you have understood all of the relevant information on the characteristics of the Earth found in the attached lesson
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understanding some important facts about the Earth, such as its population, its rotation on its axis, and the layers of the Earth's geological make-up
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the topic to answer the attached questions on the geology, population, and rotation of the Earth

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth, review the corresponding lesson called What is Earth? - Facts, Layers & Population. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the Earth
  • The Earth's rotation on its axis
  • Geological layers of the Earth
  • The surface of the Earth
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