Animals in Space: Lesson for Kids - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why do we send animals into space?

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1. What animal did the United States typically launch during the space race?

2. Who was the first chimpanzee in space and was able to survive the trip?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Animals in space' sounds like a silly story but in reality, it's a true story. Use this short quiz/worksheet to find out how much you know about the use of animals in the explorations of space.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Answer the questions of this assessment to test your knowledge of:

  • The first animal in space
  • Why animals were sent to space
  • What type of animal was used by the U.S.
  • The first chimpanzee in space
  • What kind of animal Laika was

Skills Practiced

The quiz will also test the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about Laika
  • Interpreting information - read and interpret information about why we sent animals to space
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first chimpanzee that went to space

Additional Learning

Learn more about the space adventures of animals by studying the lesson Animals in Space: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will help you study for the quiz/worksheet and discover more information about:

  • Dangers of outer space such as the lack of oxygen or celestial objects crashing into spacecrafts.
  • The Soviet Union's contribution to animals in space
  • Various types of animals sent to space such as spiders, mice, frogs, bees and shrimp