The Internal Layers & Structure of the Earth


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What is the term for the layer of the Earth upon which we live?

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1. The mantle has a consistency most like which of the following?

2. What makes up much of the outer core?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We should all be familiar with what's on the Earth's surface, but far fewer of us know much about what lies beneath. You can go over some facts about the internal structure of the Earth with these assessment questions. The questions will assess you on points such as the different layers of the Earth and their composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The top layer of the Earth
  • The consistency of the Earth's mantle
  • What comprises the outer core
  • When scientists began learning more about the Earth's internal structure
  • The composition of the inner core

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall main points on the internal structure, compositions, and qualities of the Earth
  • Reading comprehension - check your understanding of the different layers of the Earth's inner structure and the elements that primarily comprise them
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of the subject to identify some of the specific layers of the Earth's structure and their characteristics

Additional Learning

To get more facts about the Earth, go through the corresponding lesson called The Internal Layers & Structure of the Earth. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Earth's crust and mantle
  • The core of the Earth
  • Scientific research into the Earth's inner structure