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The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System

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What is the name for the cloud of interstellar gas and dust that condensed to form the entire solar system, including the sun and planets?

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1. The theory that posits that the planets and sun in the solar system formed from the solar nebula is called the:

2. Which of these statements is considered to be true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The solar nebula theory attempts to explain the formation of the solar system. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the specifics of the solar nebula theory. Some things you'll be assessed on the term for the cloud of interstellar gas and dust that formed the entire solar system, an assumptions based on the Solar Nebula Theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identify the idea the planets and sun in the solar system formed from the solar nebula
  • A sudden and improbable event
  • Implications of the solar nebula theory

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the solar nebula theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different theories regarding the formation of the solar system and the specifics of the solar nebula theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the solar nebula theory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about theories on how the solar system formed, review the accompanying lesson called The Solar Nebula Theory: Formation of the Solar System. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What is required to go from an idea to a theory
  • Evolutionary hypothesis
  • The visual aid used to explain how Solar Nebula theory works
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