Asteroids: Origin & Properties


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Apollo Objects are a kind of:

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1. The plane out in space where Earth's orbit lies around the sun is known as the:

2. A minor planet is also known as an:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are asteroids, how are they classified, and where do they orbit? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess what you know about these celestial objects.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The classification of Apollo Objects
  • The term used to refer to the plane where Earth's orbit lies around the sun
  • Another term for a minor planet
  • The classification of dark asteroids
  • The region of the solar system where most asteroids have their orbit

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types and classification of asteroids
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about asteroids in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ecliptic and NEO
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Asteroid Belt

Additional Learning

To learn more about these objects, review the accompanying lesson called Asteroids: Origin & Properties. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define asteroid
  • Describe the Asteroid Belt
  • List and describe the types of asteroids
  • Discuss the orbits of asteroids
  • Identify asteroids that come close to Earth and to other planets