Satellite Formation in Our Solar System


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This type of moon is likely to be large and clearly visible to us:

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1. These are satellites that are fragments of once larger satellites that were torn apart when they collided with a meteoroid:

2. Regular moons are likely to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four different ways in which the planets in our solar system got their moons, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of these occurrences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on:

  • Regular moon
  • Fragments of larger satellites
  • Satellites

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related satellites lesson
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding satellites and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences: compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as regular moons
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding satellites

Additional Learning

To learn more about satellites, review the accompanying lesson Satellites Formation in Our Solar System. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes how the planets got their moons
  • Distinguishes difference between regular satellites and irregular satellites
  • Explains collision fragments and shepherd moons
  • Details captured satellites and our moon