Factors that Influence the Environmental Lapse Rate

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As a result of the environmental lapse rate, what happens to Earth's temperature from the surface on upwards into the atmosphere?

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1. What has to be happening on the molecular level for air to have a temperature?

2. Where on Earth is the air pressure highest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will find out what you know about the influences on the environmental lapse rate with this quiz and attached worksheet. Questions on the quiz will test you on things like what happens to Earth's temperature from the surface on upwards and what must happen on a molecular level for air to have a temperature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will get you to:

  • Locate where on Earth air pressure is the highest
  • Identify greenhouse gases
  • Understand why a hot air balloon is able to move vertically

Skills Practiced

Use these study tools to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the influences on the environmental lapse rate
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of temperature and how it is connected to molecular activity
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about air pressure on Earth in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding greenhouse gases

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review this lesson named Factors that Influence the Environmental Lapse Rate. The lesson will stick to the following study points:

  • Define environmental lapse rate
  • Explain temperature
  • Understand kinetic energy
  • Analyze air pressure
  • Assess the Greenhouse Effect and its impact on Earth
  • Recognize the complexities of the Earth's atmosphere and how it functions
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