Continental Slope: Definition & Facts


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If you were to walk from the shore into the ocean, what are the parts of the continental margin you would encounter, in their proper order?

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1. Which part of the continental margin is the steepest?

2. Which ocean has the steepest continental slopes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This lesson and assessment will teach you about the definition and characteristics of the earth's continental slope. Once you've viewed the lesson, use the assessment at the end to test yourself on key pieces of information. Some things you'll be tested on include characteristics of continental slope and where specific examples of continental slopes are found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The order of the continental margin
  • The steepest part of the continental margin
  • Where the steepest continental slopes are found
  • Features of continental slopes
  • How much of the ocean is comprised of continental slopes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall important information pertaining to the continental margin, and especially the continental slope
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of the definitions of terminology from the lesson, such as continental slope, continental rise, and continental margin
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most important information regarding continental slopes, their relationship to the continental margin and their characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about continental slopes, review the corresponding lesson called Continental Slope: Definition and Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The continental margin
  • The relationship between the continental margin and continental slopes
  • Features of the continental slope
  • Examples of continental slopes around the world