Planetary Geology: The Study of Celestial Bodies


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What type of celestial body is small and made of rocks and metallic components?

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1. What is the appropriate definition of planetary geology?

2. What term is used to describe a celestial large body that revolves around a star?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you may assess your understanding of the geology of celestial bodies like planets and moons. The quiz questions will ask you about topics like types of celestial bodies, techniques in planetary geology and the composition of celestial bodies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you with questions about the following:

  • A small, rocky celestial body with metallic components
  • What planetary geology is
  • A large celestial body that revolves around a star
  • Why planetary geologists study celestial bodies
  • Techniques used by planetary geologists

Skills Practiced

While using these assessment tools, you'll work on developing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the geology of celestial bodies
  • Making connections - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of different types of celestial bodies and correctly identify them when given a description
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work of planetary geologists

Additional Learning

Get more information by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Planetary Geology: The Study of Celestial Bodies. This lesson goes over the following topics:

  • The scope of geology and planetary geology
  • Features of planets, moons, comets and asteroids
  • Ways to study planetary geology