Properties of Air: Definitions & Explanation


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Use the clue to determine which property of air is being described.

If air is cooled enough or exposed to enough pressure, it gets squeezed together.

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about air?

2. Which of the following is a good explanation as to why you don't get crushed by the weight and pressure of air?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you understand about the properties of air with this worksheet and interactive quiz. You'll be answering questions on topics like the property of air related to being compressed and some true facts about the physical characteristics of air.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will cover the following:

  • A reason you don't get crushed by air
  • What happens when air gets heated
  • How to recognize the properties of air

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a property of air when it's squeezed together
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the properties of air
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how air functions and the ways in can be affected

Additional Learning

For more, review the accompanying lesson named Properties of Air: Definitions & Explanation. The lesson will help you to learn about these topics:

  • What air is
  • The definition of properties
  • How to define physical mass
  • What pressure is
  • The ways air can be compressed
  • How temperature affects air