History of the Earth: Lesson for Kids


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How old is the Earth?

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1. How old is the Universe?

2. When did the Big Bang occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The whole idea of millions or billions of years can seem almost too big to try to wrap your brain around. Still, when we're talking about Earth's history, those are the numbers that come up. On this worksheet and quiz you will answer questions about the age of the Earth, the universe, and the incredible event that started it all.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • How we define ''accretion''
  • The age of our Earth
  • What the Big Bang is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - be sure that you understand the most important facts from your reading, such as when the Big Bang happened
  • Explaining information - make sure you can read about the Big Bang and explain it correctly
  • Learning practice - use what you've learned to describe how old the universe is

Additional Learning

Continue your voyage of discovery by checking out the lesson called History of the Earth: Lesson for Kids. When you finish this lesson, you should know how to:

  • Name some of the objects, besides our Earth, that began with the Big Bang
  • Discuss how Earth's oceans formed
  • Describe some ways in which our Earth changes