Jupiter's & Saturn's Magnetospheres


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Where does the ionized gas in Jupiter's and Saturn's magnetospheres mainly come from?

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1. Which of these planets has a magnetosphere with a diameter 10 times that of the sun?

2. The outermost part of any planet's atmosphere is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at huge magnets in our solar system, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the origin of the ionized gas in Jupiter's magnetospheres, as well as the planet with a magnetosphere with a diameter 10 times that of the sun.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a magnetosphere
  • Characteristics of the Van Allen belts
  • Planets with Van Allen belts

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding parts of a planet's atmosphere
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the Van Allen belts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related magnetosphere of Jupiter and Saturn lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what how these planets keep their shields up, review the corresponding lesson on the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the function of the Van Allen belts
  • Describe the characteristics of a planet's magnetosphere
  • Identify the differences in Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn's respective magnetospheres
  • Explain how the magnetosphere protects against solar wind
  • Appreciate how far Jupiter's magnetotail extends