Earth's Location in the Solar System

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Which of the following planets is NOT further from the Sun than the Earth?

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1. Fill in the blank: The Earth is the _____ planet from the Sun.

2. Where is the Earth positioned in the Milky Way galaxy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although planet Earth may appear vast to us, it actually takes up an incredibly small space in its own solar system, let alone its galaxy and the larger universe. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the Earth's location within the solar system. Some things you'll be assessed on include planets farther from the sun than the Earth, as well as where the Earth is located in the solar system and Milky Way.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Planet NOT farther from the sun than the Earth
  • How many planets away from the sun the Earth is
  • Earth's location in the Milky Way galaxy
  • Number of galaxies in the local group
  • Where the Earth is relative to the center of the universe

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Earth's location in the solar system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the solar system, Milky Way galaxy, and the universe in relation to Earth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Earth and the larger universe and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth and where is exists in space, review the accompanying lesson titled Earth's Location in the Solar System. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The solar system and Milky Way
  • Galaxies and clusters
  • The center of the universe
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