What is Atmosphere? - Layers, Gases & Pressure


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How many layers is the atmosphere broken down into?

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1. Which of the following is not a layer of the atmosphere?

2. Which layer of the atmosphere is the coldest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the atmosphere's layers. Topics you'll be assessed on include the number of layers in Earth's atmosphere as well as the names of those layers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Number of layers in Earth's atmosphere
  • Layer where the International Space State orbits
  • Atmosphere's coldest layer
  • Pressure of the atmosphere at sea level
  • Distinguishing between layers and non-layers of the atmosphere

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the atmosphere's layers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the thermosphere and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Earth's mesosphere
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the numbers of layers in the Earth's atmosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth, review the accompanying lesson, What is Atmosphere? - Layers, Gases & Pressure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the names for each of Earth's five layers
  • Know the gaseous composition of the atmosphere, including the atmosphere's most prevalent gas
  • Relate how pressure of the atmosphere is calculated
  • Understand the distances above the Earth's surface and the temperature ranges for each of the atmosphere's layers