Activity: Atmosphere Riddles



Directions:Write the name of the layer or part of the atmosphere that answers the riddles. Use the link below to search for the answers.

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

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

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

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

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

  6. I protect the earth from ultraviolet rays given off by the sun.
    Who am I?_______________________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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History || Composition || Structure
Past, Present, and Future || Oxygen Calculation
Up, Up, and Away || Atmosphere Riddles