Outer Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts Video


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How far below the surface of the Earth does the outer core end and the inner core begin?

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1. How is the outer core linked to the creation of the Earth's magnetic field?

2. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of the Earth having a magnetic field?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of what the outer core of the Earth is comprised of and what it is responsible for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The depth at which the outer core becomes the inner core of the Earth
  • How the outer core creates the Earth's magnetic field
  • The benefits of this magnetic field
  • Temperatures found at Earth's outer core
  • What state the outer core is

Skills Practiced

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

  • Making connections - use understanding of the composition of Earth's outer core and its magnetic field
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the creation of Earth's magnetic field and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the temperatures of the Earth's outer core

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Outer Core of the Earth: Definition, Composition & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the four layers of the Earth
  • Discuss the composition and temperatures of the outer core of the Earth
  • Describe how the outer core provides Earth's magnetic field
  • Note the benefits of Earth's magnetic field