Four Stages of Planetary Development


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Our planet underwent four stages of development, from earliest to latest, they are:

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1. The ever present changing of the Earth's surface by natural forces is referring to which stage of planetary development?

2. In terms of planetary development, flooding refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the stages of planetary development. Topics covered on the quiz include the four stages of a planet's development and the bombardment of early Earth by celestial objects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Four stages of planetary development
  • What flooding refers to in planetary development
  • Bombardment by celestial objects
  • Settling of dense material into the center of the planet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the changing of the Earth's surface by natural forces
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what flooding refers to in a planet's development

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled Four Stages of Planetary Development. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand where the material from Earth and other planets came from
  • Describe what each of the four stages in planetary development involves
  • Identify the planets that resulted from the four stages
  • Appreciate the forces present in the slow surface evolution of a planet