Solar System, Galaxy, & Universe: Definitions & Difference

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Our solar system's biggest planet is:

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1. A galaxy is:

2. The universe is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to challenge your understanding of the universe, galaxies, and solar system. You will be asked about planets in our solar system, the difference between the universe and a galaxy, and the main composition of the universe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name our solar system's biggest planet
  • Give the definition of a galaxy
  • Define the universe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the solar system, a galaxy, and the universe and give details of each
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a key fact about our solar system

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Solar System, Galaxy, & Universe: Definitions & Difference. The lesson incorporates these objectives:

  • Give details about the universe
  • Name the galaxy where the Sun and Earth are located
  • Define what a galaxy is and list types of galaxies
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