The Layers of the Earth: Facts, Composition & Temperature


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Fill in the blank. The layers of the Earth described in this lesson were determined by looking at _____.

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1. What is the temperature at the center of the Earth?

2. Which is the thinnest layer inside the Earth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Earth has several layers, each with different characteristics and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the Earth's layers. You'll be tested on areas that include the names of the layers, their compositions and temperatures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Earth's layers:

  • How layers of the Earth are determined
  • Temperature of the Earth by depth
  • Names and compositions of the layers
  • Early model of the Earth

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the composition of the Earth and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of Earth's layers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define layers of the Earth based on descriptions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the depths and temperatures of the layers of Earth

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth's layers, review the accompanying lesson on Properties of the Earth's Layers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the composition of the layers of the Earth
  • Identify the layers that extend into the atmosphere
  • Examine the temperature of the Earth by depth
  • Study an original model of the Earth