Activity: Atmosphere Riddles



Directions:Check your answers.

  1. I have the coldest temperature of the atmosphere.
    Who am I? Mesosphere

  2. I am where most of the weather occurs.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  3. I contain most of the ozone layer.
    Who am I? Stratosphere

  4. Artificial satellites orbit the earth here.
    Who am I? Exosphere

  5. I protect the earth from meteoroids.
    Who am I? Mesosphere

  6. I protect the earth from ultraviolet rays given off by the sun.
    Who am I? Stratosphere (Ozone)

  7. I am where radio waves are bounced back to the earth's surface.
    Who am I? Ionosphere

  8. I extend to an average altitude of about 12 km.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  9. My temperature may reach as high as 2000 degrees celsius.
    Who am I? Thermosphere

  10. Convection currents are produced in my layer.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  11. I am the layer that touches the surface of the earth.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  12. I am the layer that reaches the highest altitude.
    Who am I? Thermosphere

  13. The jet stream is located here.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  14. I extend to an alititude from about 50 km to 80 km.
    Who am I? Mesosphere

  15. I am the layer that interacts with living things.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  16. I extend upwards from an altitude of about 550 km to 1000 km.
    Who am I? Exosphere

  17. The air pressure is the greatest here.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  18. Electrically charged particles called ions are found here.
    Who am I? Ionosphere

  19. My temperature drops about 6.5 degrees Celsius per km.
    Who am I? Troposphere

  20. I extend to an altitude of about 12 km to 50 km.
    Who am I? Stratosphere


Table of Contents || Teacher's Guide
History || Composition || Structure
Past, Present, and Future || Oxygen Calculation
Up, Up, and Away || Atmosphere Riddles