Inner Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts


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What is the temperature of Earth's inner core?

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1. What element is NOT believed to be present in the inner core?

2. What natural disaster gives scientists a peek into the Earth's inner core?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to comprehend the composition and formation of the inner core of the Earth in this quiz/worksheet combination. Questions will examine the elements, temperature, and properties of the inner core, as well as the geological events that allow scientists to study the different layers of the Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your comprehension of:

  • Temperature of the Earth's inner core
  • Elements present and their chemical state
  • Natural events that allow scientists to determine the composition and formation of the inner core

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Earth's inner core
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about primary seismic waves
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of the Earth's inner core

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth's inner core, take a look at the lesson titled Inner Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Formation and composition
  • Temperature
  • How scientists study and develop theories regarding the inner core