The Continental Crust: Definition, Formation & Composition


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What makes the continental crust 'continental'?

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1. What is the temperature at the bottom of the continental crust?

2. How is continental crust formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Earth's crust is the topmost layer of the Earth and is formed and composed in a unique way compared to the rest of the Earth. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of how the crust is formed and composed. The questions on the quiz will test you the temperature of the crust, the formation and composition of the crust, and the pressure at the top of the crust.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of what makes continental crust 'continental'
  • The temperature of the crust
  • How continental crust forms and what it is comprised of
  • Measurements of atmospheric pressure in terms of atm units

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the formation and composition of continental crust from the related lesson on this topic
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as continental and oceanic crust
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation and composition of continental crust
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formation and composition of continental crust

Additional Learning

To learn more about the formation and composition of continental crust, review the accompanying lesson on this topic called The Continental Crust: Definition, Formation & Composition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the Earth's crust
  • Discuss the difference between continental and oceanic crust
  • Describe the formation of the Earth's crust through earthquakes
  • Understand the connection with plate tectonics
  • Discuss the properties and composition of the Earth's crust