Before starting thebirthday entertainment, tell the children about our solar system. The solar system is so vast that it was necessary to invent a special system of measurement: the astronomical unit. It is the distance which separates the Earth from the Sun, that is to say 150 million km. Planet Earth was formed 4,5 billion years ago.
here are some question ideas for quizzes astronomy that should appeal to budding cosmonauts:
- What is the closest star to Earth? (the sun)
- What is the largest planet in our solar system? (Jupiter)
- How many planets are there in the solar system? (8)
- Is there a dwarf planet in our system? (Pluto)
Ask them to name the different planets in the solar system and to order them starting from the Sun:
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Ask them to name the different known astronauts:
Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Pesquet.
- Who was the first to go into space? (Gagarin)
- The first one walked on the moon? (Armstrong)
- The first living animal in space? (La dog Laïka aboard Sputnik 2)
To classify the different planets by size between:
- small planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars)
- and giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
Here is a list of astronaut and space questions for the more adventurous:
- Which planet is closest to the sun? (Mercury)
- What is the largest natural satellite on Earth? (The moon)
- Who is the first woman to walk in space? (Svetlana Savitskaya)
- How many times does the Earth revolve around the Sun in a year? (1 times)
- What is the name of the mission that allowed Neil Armstrong to walk on the Moon in 1969? (Apollo 11)
- What are all the stars in space called? (The Galaxy)
- How many phases does the Moon have? (8: New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, and intermediate phases: Waxing Moon, Waning Gibbous Moon, Waning Gibbous Moon, Waning Moon)
We hope this astronaut and space quiz was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed testing your knowledge of the fascinating universe that surrounds us. We also hope that this quizzes has aroused your curiosity on the subject and that you will continue to explore space and its fascinating mysteries. Don't forget to share this quiz with your friends and family to help them discover the wonderful world of astronomy and try it themselves. Thank you for accompanying us on this space adventure!