Uranus's Moons, Rings, Atmosphere & Rotation


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If Uranus had no methane in its atmosphere what color would it most likely be? * Hint: find a picture of the electromagnetic spectrum to help you with the wavelengths of light we discussed in this lesson and how methane causes the color change noted in Uranus.

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1. Uranus has a blue green color thanks to:

2. Uranus is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize this quiz and corresponding worksheet to gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of Uranus. Topics you'll need to know about this massive celestial body to pass the quiz include understanding the color of Uranus' atmosphere as well as it's place in the solar system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Color of Uranus' atmosphere without methane
  • Why Uranus looks blue-green
  • Where Uranus is
  • How its rings were discovered
  • Organization that names celestial objects

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you understand why Uranus looks blue-green and explain the reason
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the organization that sets the name of celestial objects
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Uranus lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about Uranus, review the corresponding lesson called Uranus's Moons, Ringsm Atmosphere & Rotation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand where Uranus is situated in our solar system
  • Identify the properties of its atmosphere
  • Describe the role of methane in Uranus' observable look
  • Explain what makes up the heart of Uranus
  • Appreciate the many moons and rings of the planet