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Earth Spheres

Quiz by Stephenson, Robert J.

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It is also where all the weather occurs
    Troposphere
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  • Q2
    2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; location of ozone layer; absorbs 95% of Ultraviolet radiation; temperature increases with altitude increase
    Stratosphere
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  • Q3
    3rd layer of the atmosphere that protects the Earth from being hit by meteoroids.
    Mesosphere
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  • Q4
    The lower part of the thermosphere, where electrically charged particles called ions are found
    Ionosphere
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  • Q5
    The outermost shell of the atmosphere, between the mesosphere and outer space, where temperatures increase steadily with altitude
    Thermosphere
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  • Q6
    The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending outward into space
    Exosphere
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  • Q7
    The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
    Radiation
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  • Q8
    Water in the form of gas
    Water Vapor
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  • Q9
    A gas molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms that absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun
    Ozone
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  • Q10
    All life forms on Earth
    Biosphere
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  • Q11
    All the nonliving parts of Earth including the crust, mantle, and core.
    Geosphere
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  • Q12
    All the liquid water at and near the surface of the Earth
    Hydrosphere
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  • Q13
    Frozen water on earth
    Cryosphere
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  • Q14
    A mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth
    Atmosphere
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  • Q15
    Gases such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane that absorb heat leaving the Earth's surface.
    Greenhouse Gases
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