The Earth's Crust: Facts, Layers, Temperature & Composition


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Which is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust?

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1. Which is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust?

2. How would you compare the oceanic and continental crust?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Various substances compose Earth's outer layer, called the crust. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of what makes up this outer layer. Some concepts you'll be assessed on include how oceanic and continental crust differ from one another, and which are the most abundant elements and metals within the crust.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several terms and concepts, including

  • Elements and metals composing the Earth's outer layer
  • Oceanic and continental crusts
  • Tectonic plates

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the composition of the Earth's crust
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about our planet's outer layer in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the oceanic and continental crusts

Additional Learning

To learn more about the composition of the Earth's crust, review the accompanying lesson on our planet's outer layer. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the types of rock that occur within the oceanic and continental crusts
  • Understand what causes the Earth's crust to constantly change over time
  • Discover the relationship between mid-ocean ridges and subduction zones