Science: An Elementary Teacher’s Guide/Earth Science Quiz

1 In what layer are the Northern Lights?

Ionosphere
Mesosphere
Troposphere
Exosphere

2 In what order are the Earth's atmosphere layers?

Earth-Stratosphere-Troposphere-Mesosphere-Ionosphere-Exosphere
Earth-Troposphere-Stratosphere-Mesosphere-Exosphere-Ionosphere
Earth-Stratosphere-Mesosphere-Troposphere-Ionosphere-Exosphere
Earth-Troposphere-Stratosphere-Mesosphere-Ionosphere-Exosphere

3 What produces thunder?

When lighting strikes, the air through which it passes is suddenly heated, causing it to tighten very slowly, resulting vibrations.
When lighting strikes, the air through which it passes is suddenly cooled, causing it to expand very rapidly, resulting vibrations.
When lighting strikes, the air through which it passes is suddenly heated, causing it to expand very rapidly, resulting vibrations.
When lighting strikes, the air through which it passes is suddenly cooled, causing it to tighten very slowly, resulting vibrations.

4 The Cenozoic Era is know as the age of the reptiles.

TRUE.
FALSE.

5 The Paleozoic Era began about 570 million years ago.

TRUE.
FALSE.

6 How is the igneous rock formed?

With time and the earlier rocks.
Cooling of magma or lava.
With sand and water.

7 What are the three types of sedimentary rocks?

Clastic, Biological and Chemical.
Chemical, Diorite and Clastic.
Diorite, Gabbro and Granite.
Biological, Clastic and Granite.