Is There Life on Other Planets?


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This is a region around a star where a planet having the same approximate size and atmospheric composition as Earth would have a surface temperature that allows for water to exist:

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1. The fourth planet from the sun is:

2. This is one of Jupiter's moons, which may sustain life:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of life on other planets. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include organisms living in extreme environments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Zone where water may exist
  • Fourth planet from the sun
  • Jupiter's moon that could possibly sustain life

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about life on other planets
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of the zone where water may exist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the possibility of life on Jupiter's moons

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on life on other planets. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of organisms that could live in extreme surroundings
  • Understand the role of water in the search for life in the universe
  • Identify the prospects for finding life on the fourth planet from the sun and on one of Jupiter's moons
  • Recognize the assumed conditions needed to support life on other planets