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Grade 6 Outer Planets
What two gases mostly make up Saturn?
  1. oxygen and helium
  2. oxygen and nitrogen
  3. hydrogen and helium
  4. hydrogen and nitrogen
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
One evening as it is getting dark, Alex sits on the front porch and watches the sun slowly disappear behind the neighbor's house across the street. Which explains this observation?
  1. The sun's light is reflected by the clouds.
  2. The sun's light is refracted by the atmosphere.
  3. The sun moves from west to east each day.
  4. The sun appears to move due to Earth's rotation.
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
How is a moon different than a planet?
  1. a moon is smaller than any planet.
  2. a moon is less massive than any planet.
  3. a moon is in orbit around a planet
  4. a moon is unable to have an atmosphere
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 The Moon
Between which moon phases is the moon waxing? Select TWO answers.
  1. full moon and third quarter moon
  2. first quarter moon and full moon
  3. new moon and first quarter moon
  4. third quarter moon and new moon
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The four inner planets are, in order from the sun:
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
  3. Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
  4. Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
Grade 5 Outer Planets
Which planets have rings?
  1. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  2. Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus
  3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  4. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Venus
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
  2. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  3. a piece of a meteor that lands on earth after passing through the atmosphere
  4. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 5 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 9 Outer Planets
What is the name of the region where icy bodies that lie beyond Neptune's orbit?
  1. The Kuiper Belt
  2. The Oort Cloud
  3. The Outer Asteroid Belt
  4. All of the Above
Grade 8 The Moon
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