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Comparing Elements in the Universe to Those on Earth

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Which element is NOT in the top ten most abundant elements in the universe?

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1. What are the two most abundant elements in the universe?

2. The most abundant element on Earth in terms of quantity of atoms is _____ and in terms of mass is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz combination, you can determine what you know about the elements in the universe versus those found on Earth. Topics you'll be asked about include the top ten and the top two most abundant elements in the universe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will also be addressed on the quiz:

  • Most common elements on Earth in terms of mass and atoms
  • True/false statements about planets
  • The number of elements that occur naturally in the universe

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the elements in the universe to those that are found on Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two most abundant elements in the universe and the two elements on Earth with the most atoms and the greatest mass
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the elements on the periodic table that occur naturally

Additional Learning

For more, you can review the accompanying lesson called Comparing Elements in the Universe to Those on Earth. These key areas will be considered:

  • Background of the elements in the universe
  • Supernovas and their relationship to elements
  • The most common elements on Earth
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