The Earth's atmosphere

This lesson compares the composition of the early atmosphere with that of the modern atmosphere, explains the reasons for the differences and looks at how limestone and fossil fuels form.

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Quiz:

The Earth's Atmosphere

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

Q1.What is the atmosphere?

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Q2.Which gas made up most of the early atmosphere?

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Q3.Which gas makes up most of the modern atmosphere?

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Q4.What produced the carbon dioxide in the early atmosphere?

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Q5.What caused the increase in oxygen in the atmosphere?

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Q6.What caused the formation of the oceans?

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Q7.Which of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

The Earth's Atmosphere

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

Q1.What is the atmosphere?

1/7

Q2.Which gas made up most of the early atmosphere?

2/7

Q3.Which gas makes up most of the modern atmosphere?

3/7

Q4.What produced the carbon dioxide in the early atmosphere?

4/7

Q5.What caused the increase in oxygen in the atmosphere?

5/7

Q6.What caused the formation of the oceans?

6/7

Q7.Which of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?

7/7

Lesson summary: The Earth's atmosphere

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