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Orbit Definition: Lesson for Kids - Quiz & Worksheet

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An orbit might be referred to as a _____.

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1. The shape of an orbit is described as _____.

2. What object in space has a more stretched-out or elongated elliptical orbit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on your understanding of terms and ability to remember different orbits and uses of satellites.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to test your understanding of:

  • What an orbit is
  • The general shape of an orbit
  • How different objects have different orbits
  • What man-made satellites can be used for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important information from the material, such as types of orbits and how artificial orbits are used
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about orbits and interpret and apply it to different bodies
  • Knowledge application - use your new understanding to answer questions about orbits, such as the length of the moon's orbit around the earth

Additional Learning

For a more detailed look at orbits read the lesson titled Orbit Definitions: Lessons for Kids. Learn concepts such as:

  • The difference between natural and artificial satellites
  • How many satellites are orbiting the earth
  • Other uses of artificial satellites
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