Physics in Space Science & Technology


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What branch of science tries to explain the universe using fundamental laws and mathematics?

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1. Which of the following is NOT included in space science?

2. Which of the following is NOT a technology directly impacted by or created thanks to physics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of how we are able to explore the universe beyond our own planet. The questions will quiz you on the branch of science which explains the universe using fundamental laws and math and the sciences involved in space science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Technology directly impacted by or created by physics
  • Physics knowledge necessary to visit the Moon
  • Example of physics knowledge useful to astrobiologists

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sciences included in space science and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding technologies impacted by physics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about physics knowledge useful to astrobiologists

Additional Learning

To learn more about physics and space, review the accompanying lesson, Physics in Space Science & Technology. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the goal of physics
  • Learn about the connection between physics and technology
  • Identify how physics plays a role in objects we use every day