How Did the Moon Form? - Lesson for Kids


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What is the Moon?

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1. What is a common theory that scientists have about how the Moon was formed?

2. What did the Moon look like when it first formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you to ensure that you know how the moon was formed. Answer questions about what scientists think caused it to form and how they tested their theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll find out what you know about:

  • Different theories about how the moon has formed
  • The appearance of the moon right after it was created
  • Testing done to figure out which theory was right

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as what the moon is
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the most common theory on the moon's creation
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how scientists tested their theory about the formation of the moon and what they learned from this experiment

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of the origin of this part of our solar system, read the lesson titled How Did the Moon Form? - Lesson for Kids. New information covered includes:

  • The surface of the moon
  • Why the moon is visible at night
  • Natural vs. manmade satellites