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The Space Quiz
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    Teaching a lesson about space? This is a great little warmer activity to see how much your students already know. Enjoy!

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  • What galaxy is the Earth found in?
    The Milky Way Galaxy

  • 15 points
  • True or False: The Earth orbits the moon.
    False. The moon orbits the Earth.

  • 10 points
  • Is the moon's gravity stronger or weaker than the Earth's gravity?
    It's weaker (9.81 vs 1.62 m/s²).

  • 5 points
  • How many planets are there in our solar system?
    There are 8 planets.

  • 20 points
  • Name all of the planets in our solar system.
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

  • 25 points
  • What is the famous NASA telescope called?
    The Hubble Space Telescope

  • 10 points
  • Which planet is famous for having rings around it?

  • 15 points
  • Which planet is sometimes called The Red Planet?

  • 10 points
  • Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
    Neil Armstrong

  • 15 points
  • What was the spaceflight called that first landed man on the moon: Apollo 11 or Apollo 13?
    Apollo 11

  • 20 points
  • What are the rocky objects called that travel from space and hit the Earth?

  • 20 points
  • What is it called when the moon blocks our view of the sun?
    A (solar) eclipse.

  • 10 points
  • What is the hottest planet in our solar system?
    Venus (+864° F)

  • 25 points
  • What is the coldest planet in our solar system?
    Neptune (-364° F)

  • 25 points
  • In what year did the first moon landing take place?
    (July 20th) 1969

  • 20 points
  • True or False: The Earth orbits the sun.

  • 10 points