The Earth's atmosphere

In this lesson you will learn what the atmosphere of the Earth was like 4.5 billion years ago, what it is like today and why these changes happened

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which type of rock often contains fossils?

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Q2.Which type of rock contains irregular layers?

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Q3.What is an intrusive igneous rock?

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Q4.How are metamorphic rocks formed?

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Q5.What is crude oil made of?

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Q6.REVISION: What is the outermost layer of the earth called?

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Q7.What is a convection current?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

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Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.Which type of rock often contains fossils?

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Q2.Which type of rock contains irregular layers?

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Q3.What is an intrusive igneous rock?

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Q4.How are metamorphic rocks formed?

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Q5.What is crude oil made of?

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Q6.REVISION: What is the outermost layer of the earth called?

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Q7.What is a convection current?

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Lesson 8 The Earth's Atmosphere

This quiz will test knowledge from your Earth's Atmosphere lesson AND prior knowledge

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Q1.What natural event 4.5bn years ago caused gases to be added to the atmosphere?

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Q2.Which two gases were most abundant in the early atmosphere?

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Q3.What was the key change to atmospheric gases when the Earth cooled down?

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Q4.Which process decreased carbon dioxide levels and increased oxygen levels?

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Q5.Why have nitrogen levels remained relatively stable?

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Q6.REVISION: What happens during evaporation?

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Q7.REVISION: Where are you most likely to find volcanoes on the Earth's crust today?

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Lesson 8 The Earth's Atmosphere

This quiz will test knowledge from your Earth's Atmosphere lesson AND prior knowledge

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.What natural event 4.5bn years ago caused gases to be added to the atmosphere?

1/7

Q2.Which two gases were most abundant in the early atmosphere?

2/7

Q3.What was the key change to atmospheric gases when the Earth cooled down?

3/7

Q4.Which process decreased carbon dioxide levels and increased oxygen levels?

4/7

Q5.Why have nitrogen levels remained relatively stable?

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Q6.REVISION: What happens during evaporation?

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Q7.REVISION: Where are you most likely to find volcanoes on the Earth's crust today?

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Lesson summary: The Earth's atmosphere

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