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Atmosphere Test
Section I: True or False
1. ____ The atmosphere is a mixture of gases that surrounds
Earth.
2. ____ Oxygen is the most common atmospheric gas.
3. ____ Air pressure decreases as altitude increases.
4. ____ Earth’s atmosphere is divided by into four layers.
5. ____ Earth’s atmospheric layers are defined by changes in
temperature.
6. ____ The TROPOSHERE is the layer furthest away from
the Earth’s surface.
7. ____ The Stratosphere contains gases that are layered and
do not mix well.
8. ____ The stratosphere does not contain the ozone layer.
9. ____ The mesosphere is the warmest layer of the

atmosphere.
10. ____ The thermosphere is the uppermost atmospheric layer.

Part II. Complete the chart below with 4 important facts about
each layer of the atmosphere
Troposphere

Stratosphere

Mesosphere

Thermosphere

Ionosphere

Section III. Match each term with the correct definition.

Radiation
Thermal Conduction
Convection
Global warming
Greenhouse effect

The warming of the surface and
lower atmosphere of Earth that
occurs when water vapor, carbon
dioxide, and other gases absorb
and reradiate thermal energy.
The transfer of
energy through a
material
The transfer of energy as electromagnetic
waves.
The transfer of thermal
energy by the circulation or
movement of a liquid or gas.
A gradual increase in
average global
temperature

Section IV.

Essay:
Explain the difference between greenhouse effect and global
warming?
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Mrs. Polluto thinks the greenhouse effect is just terrible!!!
Explain to Mrs. Polluto why without the greenhouse effect life on
Earth would not exist.
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What layer of the atmosphere do you feel is the most important
for sustaining life on Earth? Explain your answer.
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