Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System


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The hottest planet in our solar system is:

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1. The largest planet (by diameter) in our solar system is?

2. The largest planet by mass in our solar system is?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can probably name all of the planets of our solar system, but there's plenty to be learned past that. This quiz will have you recall planets when given some of their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This planetary quiz fixates on your ability to:

  • Recognize the hottest planet in the solar system
  • Recall the largest planet by diameter, and by mass
  • Recognize a planet by how it revolves around the sun
  • Compare terrestrial and Jovian planets

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information on the hottest planet found in the lesson on our solar system's planets
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terrestrial planets and Jovian planets
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've newly acquired about the largest planets in our solar system by mass and diameter
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer relevant questions about the rotation of a certain planet

Additional Learning

If you want to know more, we recommend the lesson Major Characteristics of Planets in the Solar System, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explain planetary revolution and rotation
  • Compare the planets by temperature, mass, and diameter
  • Define Jovian planet and terrestrial planet