Planet Mercury Facts: Lesson for Kids

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In our solar system, Mercury is the _____ planet and the _____ to the sun.

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1. Mercury moves very fast around the sun. It completes an orbit in about _____ days.

2. Mercury's days are very long. It takes about _____ days to spin once on its axis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about the planet Mercury? Take this quiz to find out! These quiz questions will help you go over some important facts about Mercury's place in our solar system, how it orbits the sun, and how we learn about it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Where Mercury is found in the solar system
  • Mercury's size
  • Mercury's orbit around the sun
  • Days on Mercury

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use these questions to see if you remember the shape of Mercury's orbit
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand facts about Mercury's place in our solar system and its orbit around the sun
  • Knowledge application - pick out the correct facts about Mercury, including the name of the first NASA probe to photograph it

Additional Learning

More facts about Mercury are found in the lesson called Planet Mercury Facts: Lesson for Kids. Read this lesson to learn about:

  • The surface of Mercury
  • How hot it is on Mercury
  • When Mercury can be seen from Earth with the naked eye
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