Solar Nebula Theory Lesson for Kids


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Who was the first scientist to suggest the formation of the solar system was through solar nebula?

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1. What is a nebula?

2. Scientists looked at the data they gathered about the stars, planets and Sun and used them to make a guess about how the solar system was formed. When scientists make a prediction or guess based on the information they've gathered, it's called a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the solar nebula hypothesis. These questions will cover key topics such as the first person to say that the solar system was formed through the solar nebula and a definition of a nebula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • Term for when a scientist makes a guess about something
  • Theory that the Sun formed before the gases around it
  • The process of how the planets formed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the solar nebula hypothesis
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the scientist who first stated that the solar system was formed by a solar nebula
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain a nebula

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Solar Nebula Theory Lesson for Kids will teach you more about the following key subjects:

  • Support of the solar nebula hypothesis
  • Dust and gas at the beginning of the universe
  • Solar winds that carried away the dust around the Sun