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The Structure of the Atmosphere Video

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Which of these choices demonstrates the significance of the troposphere?

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1. The area of the atmosphere that makes radio communication possible is called the _____.

2. Which level of the atmosphere is too far down to be warmed directly by the sun and too far up to benefit from the warmth trapped by clouds in the troposphere?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the structure of the atmosphere. Material you'll be quizzed on includes knowing the atmospheric layer where all life occurs as well as identifying the causes of auroras.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Atmospheric layer where life occurs
  • Altitude below which most of the atmospheric mass on Earth falls
  • Characteristics of the exosphere and stratosphere

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 structure
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the layer of Earth's atmosphere where all life originates
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the altitude is for the most atmospheric mass falling on Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the exosphere and stratosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about Earth's atmosphere, review the accompanying lesson called The Structure of the Atmosphere. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the distance in miles where most of Earth's atmospheric mass is located
  • Detail the five layers of the atmosphere and the distinguishing characteristics of each layer
  • Relate the special characteristic of the ionosphere and why it is not technically considered an atmospheric layer
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